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.

XPe, inscription from the Palace of Xerxes at Persepolis

Text of fourteen inscriptions in three languages (Old Persian, Elamite, Babylonian) from the Palace of Xerxes.

  1. Xšayâršâ \ xšâyathiya \ vazra
  2. ka \ xšâyathiya \ xšâyathiyâ
  3. nâm \ Dârayavahauš \ xšâyath
  4. iyahyâ \ puça \ Haxâmanišiya \



Xerxes, the great king, king of kings, 
son of king Darius, the Achaemenid.