Book of Mormon Central Archive
The Gold Plates of King Darius
|Title||The Gold Plates of King Darius|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Dairus Plates; Gold Plates; Metallurgy; Plates; Record Keeping|
The finely-inscribed gold and silver plates of King Darius remain an example par excellence of ancient record-keeping using metal plates. Buried for millennia, they were discovered by a German archaeologist in 1933. They remain one of the best examples of the plates that Joseph Smith reported locating and translating into the Book of Mormon a century earlier.