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.
DSg, inscription on a column base from Susa
The following Old Persian inscription was found on two column bases; there is a Babylonian translation on the same column.
- adam \ Dârayavauš XŠ vazraka XŠ XŠyânâm XŠ DHnâm XŠ ah
- yayâ BUyâ \ Vištâspahyâ puça Haxâamanišiya thât
- iy \ Dârayavauš XŠ vithiyâ imâ stûnâ adam akunavam
I am Darius the great king, king of kings, king all nations, king of this earth, the son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid.
King Darius says: in this palace I made these columns.
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)