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.

DSb, inscription on a brick from Susa

[Old Persian inscription on two brick. One of these bricks is complete. The text is identical to DSy.]

  1. adam \ Dârayavau
  2. š \ xšâyathiya
  3. \ vazraka \ xšâya
  4. thiya \ xšâyathi
  5. yânâm \ xšâya
  6. thiya \ dahyunâ
  7. m \ xšâyathiya \
  8. haruvahyâya \
  9. bumiyâ \ Višt
  10. âspahyâ \ puça
  11. \ Haxâmanišiya

I am Darius, the great king, king of kings, king of all nations, king of the entire earth, the son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid.