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Drakht-i Asurig

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Drakht-i Asurig

Draxt ī Āsūrīg (meaning "The Assyrian Tree" or "The Babylonian Tree") is a Parthian-language poem consisting of about 120 verses and written in Book Pahlavi script. The poem is framed as a dialogue between a goat and a palm tree.[1] It is one of the oldest existing texts in Parthian language.


  1. ^ Ahmad Tafazzoli, "DRAXT Ī ĀSŪRĪG", Encyclopædia Iranica, December 15, 1995.

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