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.
DSv, Babylonian list on a slab of marble from Susa
[Damaged list of subject nations, written in Babylonian on a slab of marble. Three fragments remain.]
I am Darius, the great king, king of kings, king of all nations, king of this earth, son of Hystaspes, the Achaemenid.
King Darius says: these are the countries of the peoples who brought me tribute. Ahuramazda gave them into my power. Media [...] Cappadocia [...] Assyria [...] India [...] Chorasmia [...]
Protected by Ahuramazda [...] they did what I commanded.
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)