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Erkilet Inscriptions

Two unshaped basalt blocks with inscriptions were both found in Erkilet, about 20 km. north of Kayseri in about 1932. They are 89x76 cm and 81x63 cm in size and the texts are complete. Both of them are currently in Kayseri Museum. Hawkins gives the translation for Erkilet I: "Huhasarma the god Marutika's PUTITI-. This stone I myself carved, and let no one overturn this!" and for Erkilet II: "This ALA- Astiwasu erected, and let no one overturn this!". They are estimated to be from 8th century BCE.


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Erkilet I
Erkilet I - E. Anıl, 2016 Erkilet I - E. Anıl, 2011 Erkilet I - E. Anıl, 2016 Erkilet I - I. Gelb, 1939 Erkilet I - J. D. Hawkins, 2000
Erkilet II
Erkilet II - T. Bilgin, 2006 Erkilet II - T. Bilgin, 2006 Erkilet II - E. Anıl, 2011 Erkilet II - I. Gelb, 1939 Erkilet II - J. D. Hawkins, 2000



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 493–95 and plt. 275.

Image sources:
Ertuğrul Anıl, 2011, 2016.
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Ignace J. Gelb, Hittite Hieroglyphic Monuments, (OIP 45) Chicago, 1939.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.