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New trilingual inscription discovered near tomb of Persian king Darius


Two Iranian researchers, M. Doorodi from Shiraz and S. Delshad from Berlin, have announced that a hitherto undocumented trilingual inscription has been discovered on the hillside around the tomb of Darius in Naqshe-Rustam.

New trilingual inscription discovered near tomb of Persian king Darius
Credit: IRNA


The discovery of the inscription, which had remained hidden under dirt deposits and lichen for over two millennia, is of great importance in the field of ancient Iranian studies and ancient linguistics, said French archaeologist Wouter F. M. Henkelman.

New trilingual inscription discovered near tomb of Persian king Darius
Credit: IRNA


The inscription is written in the Persian, Elamite and Babylonian languages, and is of particular importance to linguists as it adds new verbs to all three ancient languages ​​in which it is inscribed.

New trilingual inscription discovered near tomb of Persian king Darius
Credit: IRNA


"It is still hoped that in the area of Naqshe-Rustam, which has been explored continuously for decades, other such valuable inscriptions will be discovered", added Henkelman.

New trilingual inscription discovered near tomb of Persian king Darius
Credit: IRNA


It is hoped that the discovery of this detailed inscription will add valuable information about the archives of Persepolis and enhance our previous knowledge of the genealogy and names of the aristocratic families of the Achaemenid period.

"The discovery of this inscription offers great information to archaeologists about the circle of the Achaemenid King's associates and advisers",  Henkelman said.

Source: IRNA [January 30, 2019]

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1 comment :

  1. Great news for Iran and the world. Good job to people such as Sohail Delshad. Iran has given a lot to this world.

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