About the Project

This sub-project of the open-access Royal Inscriptions of Babylonia online (RIBo) Project [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/] is intended to present up-to-date editions of the officially commissioned texts of the Persian/Achaemenid Empire (559-330 BC). At present, "Babylon 8" contains only three monolingual Akkadian inscriptions of Cyrus II (including the famous "Cyrus Cylinder"). In time, we plan to include other official texts of Persian rulers, including the Bisitun Inscription.

Sponsors and timing

This website was created as part of the research project Official Inscriptions of the Middle East in Antiquity (OIMEA), whose funding is provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East [http://www.ag.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/lehrstuehle/ls_radner/index.html]) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte).

Project team

OIMEA Editorial Board

OIMEA Advisory Committee

"Babylon 8" Contributors

Credits and Copyright

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Homepage picture credit

Credit: Trustees of the British Museum.

Novotny Jamie

Novotny Jamie, 'About the Project', RIBo, Babylon 8: The Inscriptions of Cyrus II and His Successors, The RIBo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon8/abouttheproject/]

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