Trilingual inscription discovered in Naghsh-e Rustam

"A new and trilingual inscription that has been hidden so far, is discovered in ancient site of Naghsh-e Rustam which is situated about five kilometers northwest of Persepolis.This inscription points to an unregistered Achaemenid character in history," an independent researcher in the field of culture and Iranian ancient languages said.

Iran (IMNA) – "This new inscription is placed on the hillside around the tomb of Dariush (Darius) in Naghsh-e Rustam. It has been  unperceived because of hiding among sediments which has been created and deposited during two thousand years ago," Mojtaba Doroudi, the independent researcher in the field of culture and ancient languages said.

"This discovery is considered as an important historical achievement in the field of linguistic, Iranology and also history during the last half-century," discoverer of the historical inscription continued.

Saying that this trilingual inscription has been scrutinized and translated by Soheil Delshad, Ph.D candidate in Berlin University," two lines of this Achaemenid inscription has been written in ancient Persian language, one in Elamite line and the last one in Babylonian", he highlighted. "Naghsh-e Rustam’s inscriptions were previously discovered and interpreted by Schmidt about 70 to 80 years ago," the researcher also added.

"The inscription has not been seen so far and I saw it casually when I was taking pictures of the area. The text of this inscription is about one of the prominent figures in the Achaemenid court and ancient Persia which has not been mentioned so far in history," Doroudi said.

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  • David Clement GB 19:21 - 2019/02/03
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    There is no doubting the significance for our knowledge of the Achmeninid period of Iran's history, but does it add anything to our knowledge of Old Persian, or the more prolific Elamite or Babyloniam? A trilingual inscription is always valuable for the assurance of the accuracy of the translation.