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Gaziantep

It is likely that there was a Hittite settlement at the site of the modern city of Gaziantep, but no monumental structures have been located so far. Several Neo-Hittite style steles and reliefs were found in the vicinity of the city. All items are in the Gaziantep Archaeology Museum. Click on the images for further information about each item.


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Block with a relief and inscription - J. Garstang, 1908 Stele from Çapalı - B. Bilgin, 2009 Orthostat of tribute bearers, Merdanlı - B. Bilgin, 2009 Seylan Höyük stele - B. Bilgin, 2009 Orthostat with a mythological theme - B. Balcıoğlu, 2009 Funerary stele (?) - B. Balcıoğlu, 2009 Storm God stele - B. Balcıoğlu, 2009
Portal lion - B. Bilgin, 2009 Ruler statue - T. Bilgin, 2019 Statue base - B. Bilgin, 2009



Literature:
Balcıoğlu, B. Gaziantep Arkeoloji Müzesi Geç Hitit Dönemi Taş Eserleri, Gaziantep, 2009.
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 563—64 ve levha 321 (GAZIANTEP 1).
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Çapalı 1, Gaziantep 1)

Image sources:
John Garstang, AAA 1, 1908.
Burhan Balcıoğlu, 2009.
Bora Bilgin, 2009.
Tayfun Bilgin, 2019.