ABIRĀDŪŠ, a village in Elam. According to the inscriptions DSf and DSz of Darius I, the stone pillars used on the building of his palace in Susa were brought from there. In the Elamite versions of the same inscriptions the village is called Hapiraduš.


Old Persian, pp. 142-44.

F. Vallat, “Deux inscriptions élamites de Darius I,” Stud. Ir. I, 1972, pp. 8-13.

(M. Dandamayev)

Originally Published: December 15, 1982

Last Updated: July 15, 2011

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Vol. I, Fasc. 2, p. 218

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M. Dandamayev, “ABIRĀDŪŠ,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/2, p. 218; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abiradus-a-village-in-elam (accessed on 25 January 2014).