DSd

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.

DSd, inscription on a brick from Susa

Inscription on column bases. There are three fragments in Old Persian and two in Elamite, which may have belonged to two or three column bases. 

  1. adam Dârayavauš XŠ vazraka XŠ XŠyânâm XŠ DHnâm XŠ
  2. ahyâ BUyâ Vištâspahyâ \ puça \ Haxâmanišiya thâ
  3. tiy Dârayavauš XŠ vasšâ AMha imam \ daçaram akunavam

I am Darius the great king, king of kings, king all nations, king of this earth, the son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid.

King Darius says: by the grace of Ahuramazda, I built this palace.

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