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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription of the Time of Shapur II, Middle Persian Version, on Southern Doorway of Main Hall of the Tachara

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 16 in.x 21 in. (40.7 cm. x 53.3 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Pahlavi
Middle Persian language
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.M133
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Additional information from Ernst Herzfeld's sketchbook, SK-V (Skizzenbuch V Persien 1923), reads, "[Page] 2. Persepolis, Tačara, I. Am rechten (östl.) Pfeiler u. Mittelw v. Südhalle (zum ...saal). Am eins gehesen, 9.XII.23; col. 20.VI, 31. Neg. 6932."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "No. 133 ([neg.] 1979) Persepolis, Tachara (the top 12 lines)."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Three Arabic Inscriptions, in Kufic Script, on West Wall of Middle Portico of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 11 in.x 25 in. (27.9 cm. x 63.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A023
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "79."
- Additional information from Ernst Herzfeld's sketchbook, SK-V (Skizzenbuch V Persien 1923), reads, "[Page] 52. Persepolis, Tačara, W-Wand v. mitte Vorhalle, Nische."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 23 [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Three inscriptions numbered on back in red 79. For top: see N-108, p.108 and SK-V, p.52. For bottom: see N-108, p.110 and [photo] File 33-67."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 10 Lines in Naskhi Script, on Pillar inside Southern Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 16 in.x 30 in. (40.6 cm. x 76.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A024
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Handwritten number in red annotation reads, "86."
- Handwritten annotation in blue annotation reads, "Persepolis, Taĉara, Mittel? d. S-Halle, westl. Pfeiler."
- Sketchbook in Ernst Herzfeld Papers: SK-5, p.54.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 24: [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Ten-line Naskhi dated 881 H., numbered in red 86. See N-108, p.102, SK-V, p.54 and [photo] File 33-79. Melikian, p1.XII, pp.34-35."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 8 Lines in Naskhi Script, on Window inside Southern Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 14 in.x 26 in. (35.6 cm. x 66 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A025
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "86."
- Additional information from Ernst Herzfeld's sketchbook, SK-V (Skizzenbuch V Persien 1923), reads, "[Page] 12. Persepolis, Tačara. Aqqoyunlu Ali S. d. Sult. Khalil S. d. Sult. Uzun Hasan."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 25: [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Eight lines of Naskhi dated ca. 881 H., marked on back in red 91b. Ali b. Khalil b. Hasan, Aqqoyunlu. See N-108, p.101, [SK-V, p.12] and [photo] File 33-71, right."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 5 Lines in Naskhi Script, on West Wall of Main Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 12 in.x 21 in. (30.5 cm. x 53.3 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A026
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Handwritten number in red reads, "80."
- Handwritten annotation in blue reads, "Persepolis Taĉara 723."
- Sketchbook in Ernst Herzfeld Papers: SK-5, p.36.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 26: [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Five lines of Naskhi dated ca. 826 H., marked on back in red 80. See N-108, p.98, [SK-V, p.36] and [photo] File 33-77."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 22 in.x 28 in. (55.9 cm. x 71 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C094
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 94. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71a."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 94: 71a, lines 5-11, top left edge."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 24 in.x 32 in. (61 cm. x 81.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C095
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 95. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71c."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 95: 71c, lines 5-11, top right edge."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 19 in.x 32 in. (48.2 cm. x 81.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C096
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 96. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 96: 71b, lines 12-18, second from top left edge."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 19 in.x 32 in. (48.2 cm. x 81.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C097
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 97. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 97: Lines 19-24, second from bottom left edge."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 14 in.x 32 in. (35.6 cm. x 81.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C098
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 98. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 98: Lines 26-30, bottom left edge."
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 20 in.x 38 in. (50.8 cm. x 96.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C099
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 99. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71d."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 99: 71d, lines 13-26, center right edge."
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 20? in.x 38? in. (50.8? cm. x 96.5? cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C100
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 100. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71e."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 100: 71e, lines 27-30, center right edge."
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPc, Old Persian Version, on the Central Fac̦ade of the South Wall of the South Portico of the Tachara

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 48 in.x 72 in. (122 cm. x 182.8 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C113
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPc = Xerxes, Persepolis C: Trilingual, in triplicate; copy b on the south boundary wall of the terrace on which the palace stands, each version in 25 lines."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 113. Persepolis, S. stairway, middle. 73b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. The copies of XPc [were engraved] on the pillars and the south wall of the south portico of the Tachara, which was completed by Xerxes. Here Xerxes speaks of his father's construction of the palace, but architectural indications point to the continuation of the work from the main part of the Tachara to its southern portico, and suggest a date between 486 and 481 B.C." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 113: 73b, lines 1-20, right edge."
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Squeeze of Foundation Inscription of Darius I at Persepolis

Maker:
Ernst Herzfeld, German, 1879–1948
Medium:
Paper
Type:
Exhibitions
Squeeze of Foundation Inscription of Darius I at Persepolis
Made in:
Iran, Persepolis, Southern Terrace Wall
Date:
Made between 1923–34
Credit Line:
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, FSA A.6 06.C061
Accession Number:
18.2012.1
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Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Akkadian Version, on the Tomb of Darius I

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 18 in.x 20 in. (45.7 cm. x 50.7 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Naqsh-i Rustam, Tomb of Darius I
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Date:
1923
1923-1934
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C018
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation on back of the squeeze reads, "Ni R b bab I."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 18. ([neg.] 5041, top) Naqsh-i Rustam. "Akkad. L" IIa. [Lines] 1-5."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscription Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Herzfeld has divided the Akkadian version of inscription DNb into six row of squeezes, numbered I to VI, with a total of 39 lines. A letter, numbered a to e, then was added to the Roman numeral for the position of the squeeze starting from left. This squeeze has been numbered by Herzfeld: Ia."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Akkadian Version, on the Tomb of Darius I

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 20 in.x 29 in. (50.7 cm. x 73.7 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Naqsh-i Rustam, Tomb of Darius I
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C020
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation on back of the squeeze reads, "18."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 20. ([neg.] 5036, bottom) Naqsh-i Rustam. "Akkad. L" IVa. [Lines] 19-24."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscription Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Herzfeld has divided the Akkadian version of inscription DNb into six row of squeezes, numbered I to VI, with a total of 39 lines. A letter, numbered a to e, then was added to the Roman numeral for the position of the squeeze starting from left. This squeeze has been numbered by Herzfeld: IVa."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Akkadian Version, on the Tomb of Darius I

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 20 in.x 23 in. (50.7 cm. x 58.4 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Naqsh-i Rustam, Tomb of Darius I
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C021
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation on back of the squeeze reads, "2."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 21. ([neg.] 5040, top) Naqsh-i Rustam. Akkad. Ia'. [Lines] 1-5."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscription Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Herzfeld has divided the Akkadian version of inscription DNb into six row of squeezes, numbered I to VI, with a total of 39 lines. A letter, numbered a to e, then was added to the Roman numeral for the position of the squeeze starting from left. This squeeze has been numbered by Herzfeld: Ia'."
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Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Akkadian Version, on the Tomb of Darius I

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 20 in.x 28 in. (50.7 cm. x 71 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Naqsh-i Rustam, Tomb of Darius I
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C022
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation on back of the squeeze reads, "9."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 22. ([neg.] 5036, top) Naqsh-i Rustam. Akkad. IId. [Lines] 6-11."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscription Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Herzfeld has divided the Akkadian version of inscription DNb into six row of squeezes, numbered I to VI, with a total of 39 lines. A letter, numbered a to e, then was added to the Roman numeral for the position of the squeeze starting from left. This squeeze has been numbered by Herzfeld: IId."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Akkadian Version, on the Tomb of Darius I

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 21 in.x 26 in. (53.3 cm. x 66 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Naqsh-i Rustam, Tomb of Darius I
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C023
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation on back of the squeeze reads, "7."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 23. ([neg.] 5037, bottom) Naqsh-i Rustam. "Akkad. M" IIb. [Lines] 5-11."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscription Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Herzfeld has divided the Akkadian version of inscription DNb into six row of squeezes, numbered I to VI, with a total of 39 lines. A letter, numbered a to e, then was added to the Roman numeral for the position of the squeeze starting from left. This squeeze has been numbered by Herzfeld: IIb."
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Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Akkadian Version, on the Tomb of Darius I

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 19 in.x 26 in. (48.2 cm. x 66 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Naqsh-i Rustam, Tomb of Darius I
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C024
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation on back of the squeeze reads, "18."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 24. ([neg.] 5040, bottom) Naqsh-i Rustam. Akkad. IIc. [Lines] 6-11."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscription Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Herzfeld has divided the Akkadian version of inscription DNb into six row of squeezes, numbered I to VI, with a total of 39 lines. A letter, numbered a to e, then was added to the Roman numeral for the position of the squeeze starting from left. This squeeze has been numbered by Herzfeld: IIc."
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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