The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Two Iranian motorcyclists
have managed to locate the lost
inscription of Achaemenid Emperor, Xerxes the Great (r. 486-465 BCE) in
heights of Van Lake in Anatolia, announced by
Gholamreza Ramezani, general manager of Iranians Research Growth Institute.
Two weeks ago Mrs and Mr.
Gheidi, an Iranian couple have started their world tour have managed to sent a
number of pictures from the inscription back home.
existence of a number of other inscriptions in Van area, the pictures were
emailed to a team of experts in Tehran to be studied and comparing them with
what they knew about forgotten Xerxes inscription in an attempt to identify
it,” said Ramezani.
“Apparently some 100 years ago a copy of the inscription was taken and was deciphered by Ronald Kent, linguist and expert of Old Persian language, for the first time in 1908. Until now the inscription was forgotten along with its location. However, the efforts of this Iranian couple led to rediscovery of the inscription” added Ramezani.
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