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.
XSe, inscription on a slab of marble from Susa
[Babylonian Inscription on a Column Base made of marble.]
I am Xerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of all countries, king of the world, son of king Darius, the Achaemenid.
The great king Xerxes says: Everything that I did over here, and what I did elsewhere on this world, I realized by my own hand; and everything that I did, I did with the protection of Ahuramazda.
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)