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Inscribed Block

Lower corner of an inscribed basalt block with inscriptions on two sides. It block reportedly found in 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 10th century BCE. Currently in Ashmolean Museum.

Ashmolean Museum J.D. Hawkins, 2000

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.