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Köylütolu

The monument was first noticed by Maryan Sokolowski in 1884 in a plain on the Ilgın-Kadınhanı road near the Köylütolu village. It is a rectangular limestome block 180 cm in length, 90 cm in height, and 100 cm in depth. The front face has a 3-line relief-type inscription. Bottom line is twice higher than the first two lines. The top of the block has a carved cavity which may have served as a basin for rituals. The layout of the inscription may suggest that there was originally another block of inscription to the right of this one. Like Yalburt, Fasıllar and Eflatunpınar monuments, probably this monument also dates to the reign of Tudhaliya IV in the second half of the 13th c. BCE. The monument is currently in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.


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T.Bilgin T.Bilgin T.Bilgin T.Bilgin
from I. Gelb - 1939 from E. Masson - 1980



Literature:
Masson, E. "Les inscriptions hiéroglyphiques louvites de Köylütolu et de Beyköy", Kadmos 19.2. 1980: 106-122.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Gelb, Ignace Jay. Hittite Hieroglyphic Monuments. OIP 45. 1939. Chicago.
Emilia Masson, 1980.