The Ganjnameh [or Jangnameh]
The Achaemenian Ganjnameh [Treasure Inventory] is a lengthy inscription in cuneiform script, composed
in three parts [in old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian] and carved on the face of two rocks of
some two meters in height, in the mountain Alvand.
These twenty line inscriptions, belonging to Darius and Xerxes, consists of a genealogical account
of the Achaemenian monarchs and the adoration of
Ahuramazda. Here is the translation of the text concerning Xerxes:
5 Kms. West of Hamadan
"The Great God Ahuramazda, greatest of all the gods, who created the earth and the sky and the
people; who made Xerxes king, and outstanding king as outstanding ruler among innumerable rulers; I
[am] the great king Xerxes, king of kings, king of lands with numerous inhabitants, king of this vast
kingdom with far-away territories, son of the Achaemenian monarch Darius."
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