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Delihasanlı Stele of Tudhaliya IV

The partially preserved limestone stele was found in 1995 built into the wall of a house in the village of Delihasanlı which lies about 10 km to the southwest of Boğazköy, and it is suspected that the stele originated from Sogukpinar about 2 km to the northeast where similar type rock blocks exist. In its present form the stele is about 1 meter high and 0.5 meter wide. It has a 3-line inscription, second of which is comprised of the aedicula of Tudhaliya IV ("The Sun, Great King, Labarna, Tudhaliya") and the inscription is apparently a dedication to the Tutelary deity (the Stag-God), whose name is restored on the first line. Stele is currently in Boğazköy Museum.


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C. Süer, 2011 T. Bilgin, 2006 J. Seeher, 1996



Literature:
Seeher, J. and J.D. Hawkins. "Eine Stele Tudhaliyas IV. aus Delihasanlı," Archäologischer Anzeiger 1996: 356-59.
Hawkins, J. D. "Tudhaliya the Hunter," in Th. P. J. van den Hout (ed.), The Life and Times of Hattušili III and Tuthaliya IV, (Fs de Roos) Leiden, 2006: 49-76 (63-64 and Fig. 13)

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, Ertuğrul Anıl, Cüneyt Süer, Ercüment Süer, 2011
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Jürgen Seeher, 1996.