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Funerary stele

The basalt stele is a funerary monument and was found built into a Roman era structure. It is about 1.25 meters high and 64 cm wide. The single line Luwian inscription on it identifies the owner as "Ziti, the sun-blessed person" and ends with a curse against anyone who damages it. A date in the 8th century BCE is suggested. The stele is in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

T. Bilgin, 2014 T. Bilgin, 2014

Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 180-81 and plt. 63. (KARKAMIŠ A18h)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.