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Stele of Suhi I

About 2 meter high basalt stele was found in 2011 at the southern slope of the citadel hill. At the top of its front face are the reliefs of a star and crescent and a winged sun-disk. Below them is an incised 8-line Luwian inscription of Suhi I. Similar to the stele found in the Storm-god temple, it commemorates a victory of "Ura Tarhunza, Great King, Hero, King of Karkamış, son of Sapaziti, Great King, Hero." Author of the inscription is Suhi (I), whose title is given as ruler (tarwani) and Country-Lord of the city of Karkamış. The stele is dated roughly to 10th century BCE and currently in Gaziantep Archaeology Museum.

F. Anıl, 2018 F. Anıl, 2018 F. Anıl, 2018 F. Anıl, 2018
Joint Turko-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish Joint Turko-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish Joint Turko-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish A. Dinçol, et al, 2014



Literature:
Dinçol, A. et al. "A New Inscribed Stele from Karkemish by Suhi I from Karkemish: at the Origins of the Suhi-Katuwa Dynasty," in Karkemish: An Ancient Capital on the Euphrates, N. Marchetti (ed). Bologna, 2014: 127-31.
Dinçol, A. et al. "A Stele by Suhi I from Karkemish," Orientalia 83, 2014: 143-53 and plts. IV-VI.

Image sources:
Figen Anıl, 2018
Joint Turko-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish.
Ali Dinçol, et al, 2014.