|Luwian inscription on a basalt block is from the reign of Katuwa, possibly part of a greater monument. It was found by the Great Lion Slab at the bottom of the Grand Staircase but excavators suggest it musy have come from near Herald's Wall based on smaller fragments of the same inscription found in that area. Since its discovery in 1912, the block apparently suffered further damage on its right edge (see the last image). Main piece is about 80 cm in height and 77 cm in width. The author of the inscription is "Katuwa, the Country-Lord (REGIO.DOMINUS) of Carchemish, [son of] Suhi" and talks about his accomplishments. Dated to late 10th to early 9th cent BCE. Currently on diaplaye at Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara.|
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.