Understanding the inscriptions

The pages in this category provide background information on the inscriptions to help users assess their historical significance. They introduce the different types of inscriptions, their content and audiences, explain their trilingual character, and shed light on three of their main ideological interests, the display of dynastic continuity, legitimacy, and divine favour.

Henry Heitmann-Gordon

Henry Heitmann-Gordon, 'Understanding the inscriptions', Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions online (ARIo) Project, The ARIo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ario/understandingtheinscriptions/]

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