gilded inscription, bought from antique dealers in the first
half of the 20th century, are among the oldest written texts of
the ancient Iran.
During illicit excavations of early 20th century near Hamedan
(ancient Ekbatana) these two inscriptions were unearthed, among
script is very similar to that of inscriptions found in Bisetoon
and Takht-e Jamshid. At the first glance, experts thought they
might belong to the reign of Cyrus the Great, but while smuggled
abroad, foreign experts decided the inscriptions dated back to
earlier periods, though some specialists doubt that these
artifacts hail from eras earlier than of Achaemenids.
Each of them is displayed in French and German museums.