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Inscribed Block

It is the lower corner of an inscribed basalt block with inscriptions on two sides. The block was reportedly found in the 1910s in "Çiftlik, Sajur Valley." Format of the lines suggest that the original inscription surrounded the block. Text mentions the name of Kamani, thus may date to his reign or shortly after in the 10th century BCE. Currently in the Ashmolean Museum.

Ashmolean Museum J.D. Hawkins, 2000



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 156-57 and plt. 46. (KARKAMIŠ A25b)

Image sources:
Ashmolean Museum.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.