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.

DSl, inscription on a brick from Susa

[Old Persian inscription on a baked clay brick.]

  1. thâtiy \ Dârayavauš \ x
  2. šâyathiya \ vašnâ \ Aura
  3. mazdâha \ tya \ amaniyai
  4. y \ kunavânaiy \ avamai
  5. y \ visam \ ucâram \ âha \

King Darius says:
By the grace of Ahuramazda, what I have planned, I did,
and all was successful for me.