Xerxes' Inscription, Van

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Mark Cartwright
by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
published on 08 March 2018
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Xerxes' Inscription, Van

The cuneiform inscription of Xerxes (486-465 BCE) on the rock cliffs of Van, a city on the shores of Lake Van, eastern Turkey. Written in the three official languages of the Achaemenid Empire: Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian, it proclaims the right to rule of the Persian king over his empire.

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Tørrissen, B. C. (2018, March 08). Xerxes' Inscription, Van. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8272/

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Tørrissen, Bjørn C. "Xerxes' Inscription, Van." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 08, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8272/.

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Tørrissen, Bjørn C. "Xerxes' Inscription, Van." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Mar 2018. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

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