XPj

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.

XPj, inscription on column bases from Persepolis

Inscription XPj (in Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian) was found on at least five column bases in Persepolis, all found in the Queen's Quarters, but several may be from Palace of Xerxes. Cf. XPm.

  1. adam \ Xšayâršâ \ XŠ \ vazraka \ XŠ \ XŠyânâm
  2. \ XŠ \ DHyûnâm \ XŠ \ ahyâyâ \ bûmiyâ
  3. \ Dârayavahauš \ XŠyahyâ \ puça \ Haxâmanišiya
  4. \ thâtiy \ Xšayâršâ \ XŠ \ imam \ taçaram \ adam \ akunavam

I am Xerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of all nations, king of this world, son of Darius, the Achaemenid.

King Xerxes says: I built this palace.

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