and Italian experts are working on a digital program to enlist
all inscriptions and manuscripts left from the Achaemenid
The program aptly named Digital Achaemenid Royal Inscription
Open Schema Hypertext (DARIOSH) is the brainchild of Iran’s
National Museum and Italy’s L’Istituto Italiano per
l’Africa e l’Oriente (ISIAO) and will be carried out at
Naples University and Iranian National Archaeology Museum in
Its design would help researchers including archaeologists,
inscriptions experts and lexicologists in their online
interdisciplinary studies, because the program would collect all
the dispersed data on the dynasty (550-330 B.C.) from around the
globe and categorize in one single place for easier access.
The programmers are pursuing three major goals: 1) compiling an
updated list of the linguistic literature of languages spoken in
that era, 2) making a new analysis of the Achaemenids’ texts,
3) editing and translating those texts.