Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: collection of Old Persian cuneiform texts from the sixth, fifth, and fourth centuries BCE, left by the Achaemenid kings on their official monuments.
DSa, inscription on a tile from Susa
Inscription on fragments of two tiles.
- adam \ Dârayavauš \ XŠ \ vazraka \ XŠ XŠyân
- âm \ XŠ DHnâm \ Vištâspahyâ \ puça \ Ha
- xâmanišaya \ thatiy \ Dârayavauš \ XŠ
- \ vašna \ AMha \ adam \ ava \ akunavam \ tya \
- akunavam \ visahyâ \ frašam \ thadayâtaiy
I am Darius, the great king, king of kings, king of all nations, the son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid.
King Darius says: by the grace of Ahuramazda have I made this. May it seem excellent to everyone!
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)