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Kâhta

The stone fragment is in the private collection of Neşet Akel in Kâhta. It is about 24 cm in width and 20 cm in height. It may belong to the first line of a monumental hieroglyphic Luwian inscription. Although the find location is unknown the names of deities Ala-Kubaba, Sun-god, and Ikura mentioned in the fragment, also appear in the same order in Ancoz inscriptions. Thus it should belong to the period of the Neo-Hittite kingdom of Kummuh.


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Z. Simon, 2014 Z. Simon, 2014



Literature:
Simon, Z. "Das Fragment einer hieroglyphne-luwischen Inschrift (KÂHTA 1)," Engelbert Winter (ed.), Kult und Herrschaft am
    Euphrat. Dolichener und Kommagenische Forschungen VI.
Asia Minor Studien 73. Bonn, 2014: 17–22 ve levha 7.

Image sources:
Zsolt Simon, 2014.