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Eğrek

This round-topped stele was recut as a Christian tombstone in later periods and was found in a Christian cemetery at the village of Eğrek (now Köprübaşı) in Kayseri province. It was mentioned in publications as early as 1894. Bottom of the stele retains a framed line of hieroglyphic Luwina inscription which apparently rans over on to a short second line outside the frame. Hawkins reads it as a funerary inscription belonging to Tarhuwari son of Tarhuzarma, and dates it to 8th century BCE. It is currently in Istanbul Archeology Museum.


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Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 492-93 and plt. 274.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2012.