See Herodotus, (l. i. c. 140, p. 69,) who
speaks with diffidence, Larcher, (tom. i. p. 399 - 401,
Notes sur Herodote,) Procopius, (Persic. l. i. c. 11,) and
Agathias, (l. ii. p. 61, 62.) This practice, agreeable to
the Zendavesta, (Hyde, de Relig. Pers. c. 34, p. 414 - 421,)
demonstrates that the burial of the Persian kings,
(Xenophon, Cyropaed. l. viii. p. 658.),
is a Greek fiction, and that their tombs could be no more than cenotaphs.