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Be•his•tun



Pronunciation: (bā"hi-stOOn'), [key]
n.
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. Also,Bisitun,Bisutun.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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