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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

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

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.