Main Page

Çağdın Relief

It was found near the Çağdın village of Gaziantep. It has a relief of Storm-God wearing a horned hat and short tunic. The relief is carved on a bazalt block and about 1.5 meter in height. The four-sign hieroglyphic Luwian inscription to the right of the figure is read (DEUS)TONITRUS TONITRUS(URBS), “Storm-God of the city of Tarhuntassa(?)” It is dated roughly to 14th-13th century BCE. Currently in Adana Museum.

Click on pictures for a larger image.


Image sources:
Kurt Bittel, Die Hethiter, Beck, München 1976, ISBN 3406030246.