An Achaemenid Royal Inscription from Hamadan

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.

An inscription on a column base from Ecbatana

The inscription found in Hamadan in 2000

Old Persian inscription on a column base made of black diorite, mentioning a terrace built by a king named Artaxerxes, probably Artaxerxes II Mnemon (r. 404-358). The column base was discovered in 2000.

This terrace Artaxerxes raised upon stony columns...
May Ahuramazda and the other gods protect him...