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Suppiluliuma Relief (BOĞAZKÖY 20)

The relief which depicts a male figure holding a spear is on a large limestone block on the inner wall of the so-called Chamber 2. The room structure was excavated in 1988 with many of the blocks found reused in the overbuilt Phyrigian era walls and it was restored to original condition in the following years. On the relief the partially-damaged epigraph right behind the tip of the spear reads "Great King Suppiluliuma." Most scholars assume it represents the last Hittite king Suppiluliuma II, but due to some archaic features of the accompanying lengthy inscription (BOĞAZKÖY 21) on the wall accross the relief, an identification with Suppiluliuma I also has been suggested.

BOĞAZKÖY 20, Suppiluliuma relief - T. Bilgin, 2006


Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.