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Behistun

[ bey-hi-stoon ]
/ ˌbeɪ hɪˈstun /
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noun
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.
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Behistun

Bisitun or Bisutun

/ (ˌbeɪhɪˈstuːn) /

noun
a village in W Iran by the ancient road from Ecbatana to Babylon. On a nearby cliff is an inscription by Darius in Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian describing his enthronement
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