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Boybeypınarı Inscriptions

In early 1930s four large basalt blocks with hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions were found near the village of Boybeypınarı in the province of Adıyaman. Blocks were found as reused as construction material in a Classical era wall. The blocks form two pairs (Boybeypınarı I and Boybeypınarı II) that serve as some sort of podium of a monumental structure. The first image at the second row below shows the arrangement of the blocks as proposed by John D. Hawkins. The first pair has one line and the second pair has three lines of hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions circling the blocks. The texts are dedications to goddess Kubaba by Panamuwati, wife of the Kummuh king Suppiluliuma of the early 8th century BCE. Currently in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.


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4 blocks - B.Bilgin Block I-A Block II-C Block II-C&B Block I-D Block IV-D&C Block III-C&B J.D.Hawkins Boybeypınarı 1 (I-II) - J.D.Hawkins Boybeypınarı 2 (III-IV) - J.D.Hawkins



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 330-40 and plt. 165.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2008
John David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000.