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Ganjnameh Inscription

Ganjnameh Inscription

The stone inscription of Ganjnameh was written during the time of king Darius and his son Xerxes. They are written on the slopes of the Alvand mountain, 5km west of Hamadan. Each inscription contains 3 columns of 20 lines. The first column is written in ancient Persian, the second column is written in Elamite and the third is written in New Bobolink. The inscription says �the great god is Ahuramazda, he created this earth, heavens and people. He is the one who gives people happiness and he is the one who made Darius king for people, a king who is chosen among many others and many rulers. I am Darius the great king, king of the kings, king of many lands and many races from the land which is far away". The second inscription is like the first one, but Darius is replaced by Xerxes and Wishtasb is replaced by Darius. In addition, in this valley you can find recreational and athletic facilities and Ganjnameh's telecabin helps the tourists go up the mountain easily.