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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 - T. Bilgin Erkilet I - T. Bilgin Erkilet I - E. Anıl Erkilet I - I. Gelb
Erkilet II - T. Bilgin Erkilet II - T. Bilgin Erkilet II - E. Anıl Erkilet II - I. Gelb



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

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