Persian King Darius stele found in Russian ruins

Excavations were done in the area of antique town of Phanagoria in the Temryuk district of Russia’s southern Krasnodar territory.

Archaeologists in Russia have found fragments of a marble stele with embedded inscription of the ancient Persian King Darius the first.

The marble slab was found during excavations in an antique town in Russia’s southern territory. The stele comes with an inscription in the ancient Persian language in seams that could date back to the 5th century BC.

Decoding suggests that the writings are attributed to the ancient Persian ruler. Researchers believe the stele was put up by the king after his triumph over the Greeks. In addition to the marvelous discovery, the archaeologists have found the remains of ancient fortress walls in acropolis.

King Darius the first was a Persian ruler of the Achaemenid dynasty. Also called the Great Darius, he is well-known for his administrative genius and is believed to be the person who built Persepolis that was envisioned by his father in law, Cyrus the Great. He is also believed to be a promoter of democracy and free education for all.


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