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Quellgrotte Stele (BOĞAZKÖY 12)

Rectangular limestone stele with the hieroglyphic inscriptions is about 70 cm high and 40 cm wide. It was excavated in 1968 by the so-called Quellgrotte ("fountain-cave") by the southwest corner of the Great temple area. Incised writing on the stele indicates a dedication for the divine spring by a king of Isuwa which was a vassal kingdom of the Hittites. The stele is on display at Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

BOĞAZKÖY 12, Ankara Museum - T. Bilgin, 2006 BOĞAZKÖY 12, Ankara Museum - B. Bilgin, 2008 BOĞAZKÖY 12, Ankara Museum - T. Bilgin, 2014 BOĞAZKÖY 12 - H. G. Güterbock, 1969


Literature:
Arroyo, A. "A new reading for BOĞAZKÖY 12," MDOG 145, 2013: 185–94.
Güterbock, H. G. "Hieroglyphische Inschriften," Boğazköy IV, 1969: 49–53.
Hawkins, J. D. "The Land of Išuwa: the Hieroglyphic Evidence," ICH 3, 1998: 281–95.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006, 2014.
Bora Bilgin, 2008.
Hans G. Güterbock, 1969.