DSg

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.

DSg, inscription on a column base from Susa

The following Old Persian inscription was found on two column bases; there is a Babylonian translation on the same column. 

  1. adam \ Dârayavauš XŠ vazraka XŠ XŠyânâm XŠ DHnâm XŠ ah
  2. yayâ BUyâ \ Vištâspahyâ puça Haxâamanišiya thât
  3.  iy \ Dârayavauš XŠ vithiyâ imâ stûnâ adam 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: in this palace I made these columns.

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