National Geographic : 1933 Oct
THE SITE OF THE PALACES AND HAREM OF THE PERSIAN KINGS The terrace, 50 feet high, was reached by monumental stairways. A proud inscription cut in cuneiform on the wallofthe stairway looks down upon thevisitor. It reads, "Darius the king saith: 'This land of Persia, which Ahura-Mazda has entrusted to me, the land that is beautiful, that hath good people and fine horses-by thewill of Ahura-Mazda and my will, it fears no enemy.' " Ahura-Mazda is another name for the god of light, Ormazd (or Ormuzd).