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.

DSp, marble slab from Susa

[A brief and incomplete inscription in Old Persian on a marble slab.]

  1. Auramazdâ \ vazraka \ hya \ mathišta \ bagânâm \ hauv \ Dâ
  2. rayavaum \ XŠyam \ adâ \ haušaiy \ xšaçam \ frâbara \ tya \ nai
  3. bam \ tya \ uratharam \ uvaspam \ umartiyam\ [broken off]

A great god is Ahuramazda, the greatest of all gods, who made Darius king, gave him the kingdom, good, full of good charioteers, of good horses, of good men ...