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Kelekli Stele

About 1.2 meter hight stele was found in 1902 near the village of Kelekli which is on the west bank of the Euphrates River between Birecik and Karkamış. The stele with a missing top and bottom has a relief of two figures, possibly the Storm-God and a ruler facing each other. Below them is a Luwian inscription on the left, front, and right sides of the stele. It is an inscription of Suhi (II) of Karkamış and mentions the name of a king Tudhaliya. Currently in Pergamon Museum, Berlin.


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Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2010
John David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000.