Bisitun
or Behistun or Bisutun geographical name ruined town W Iran E of Kermanshah

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  • Bisitun — /bee si toohn /, n. Behistun. * * * ancient Behestūn Town and historic site, western Iran. On a limestone cliff above the present village is a bas relief and series of inscriptions purportedly commissioned by the Achaemenian king Darius the Great …   Universalium

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  • Darius I — /deuh ruy euhs/, (Darius Hystaspes) ( the Great ) 558? 486? B.C., king of Persia 521 486. * * * known as Darius the Great born 550 died 486 BC King of Persia (522–486 BC). He was the son of Hystaspes, satrap of Parthia. Much of what is known of… …   Universalium

  • epigraphy — epigraphist, epigrapher, n. /i pig reuh fee/, n. 1. the study or science of epigraphs or inscriptions, esp. of ancient inscriptions. 2. inscriptions collectively. [1850 55; EPIGRAPH + Y3] * * * ▪ historiography Introduction  the study of written… …   Universalium

  • 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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