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Karahöyük (Elbistan) Stele

About 2.7 meter hight stele containing 9 lines of Luwian hieroglyph script on the front face and one line each on the right and left sides. It was excavated in situ at Karahöyük near Elbistan in 1947. Archaic style writing dates it to about 12th cent BCE. The script is a dedication to a local Storm God by Armanani, an offical of a Great King named Ir-Teshub(?). It is currently in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.


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Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Bora Bilgin, 2008.
John David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000.