Behistun
geographical name — see Bisitun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Behistun — /bay hi stoohn /, n. a ruined town in W Iran: site of a cliff that bears on its face a cuneiform inscription in Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian that provided a key for the decipherment of cuneiform in other languages. Also, Bisitun, Bisutun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Behistun Inscription — Infobox World Heritage Site Name = Bisotun infoboxwidth= 250px State Party = IRN (Islamic Republic of) Type = Cultural Criteria = ii, iii ID = 1222 Region = Asia Pacific Year = 2006 Session = 30thThe Behistun Inscription (also Bisitun or Bisutun …   Wikipedia

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