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.
- adam Dârayavauš XŠ vazraka XŠ XŠyânâm XŠ DHnâm XŠ
- ahyâ BUyâ Vištâspahyâ \ puça \ Haxâmanišiya thâ
- 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.
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)