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.
DSk, inscription on a brick from Susa
[Old Persian inscription on a baked clay brick.]
- adam \ Dârayavauš \ XŠ \ vazraka \ XŠ \ XŠy
- ânâm \ XŠ \ DHnâm \ Vištâspahyâ \
- puça \ Haxâmanišiya \ thâtiy \ Dâ
- rayavauš \ XŠ \ manâ \ AM \ AMha \ adam \ Amm \
- ayadaiy \ AMmaiy \ upastâm \ baratuv
I am Darius the great king, king of kings, king of countries, king of this earth, the son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid.
King Darius says: Ahuramazda is mine and I am Ahuramazda's. I worshipped Ahuramazda. May Ahuramazda help me!
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)