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.]
- Auramazdâ \ vazraka \ hya \ mathišta \ bagânâm \ hauv \ Dâ
- rayavaum \ XŠyam \ adâ \ haušaiy \ xšaçam \ frâbara \ tya \ nai
- 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 ...
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)