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Haçgöz

This limestone double-bull base was found in the village of Haçgöz in the Siverek township of Şanlıurfa during excavation to build a house. Heads of both bulls are broken and particularly the left side of the base have suffered further damage probably during secondary use. It measures about 110 cm in lenght, 82 cm in width, and 72 cm in height. Still visible at the top is a section of a niche, which must have been used to situate a statue. There is a badly whethered a 5-line hieroglyphic Luwian inscription on its back. A date in the second quarter of the 9th century BCE has been suggested. The base is currently on display at Şanlıurfa museum.


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T. Bilgin, 2017 B. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017
T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 B. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017



Literature:
Çelik, B. "A New Stele Base of the Late Hittite Period from Siverek-Şanlıurfa," Anatolia 28, 2005: 17-24.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin and Bora Bilgin, 2017.