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The rectangular block was dug up in 1991 in the garden of a private house and brought to Ereğli Museum. It appears to be half of a stele base with an half size oval shaped mortise hole that once must have held a stele. There sides of the stele bears an hieroglyphic Luwian inscription which is missing the begiing and end. Preserved section of the text does not incorporate any names and probably concerns offerings for prosperity to the Storm-god. It probably belongs to Neo-Hittite kingdom of Tabal and a date in 8th century BCE has been suggested. The block is about 55 cm in length, 33 cm in width and 27 cm in height and currently in Ereğli Museum.


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M. Poetto, 2002 M. Poetto, 2002 M. Poetto, 2002



Literature:
Poetto, M. "A New Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscription from Ereğli," Novalis Indogermanica (Fs Günter Neumann 2), Graz, 2002: 397–405.

Image sources:
Massimo Poetto, 2002.