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Kahramanmaraş

The modern city of Kahramanmaraş (previously Maraş) is situated at about the same location as the Late Hittite city state Gurgum. There has not been a systematic excavation but several Hittete monuments have been recovered.


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Stele of Laramas I, 10th cent. BCE
Stele of Laramas I, New York - T.Bilgin Stele of Laramas I, New York - T.Bilgin Stele of Laramas I, New York - T.Bilgin
Statue of Halparunda II, late 9th cent BCE
Statue of Halparunda II, 9th cent BCE, basalt, Istanbul - B.Bilgin Statue of Halparunda II - B.Bilgin Statue of Halparunda II - B.Bilgin Statue of Halparunda II - B.Bilgin Statue of Halparunda II - B.Bilgin Statue of Halparunda II - B.Bilgin Inscriptions on the statue - MVAG
Lion of Maraş, end of 9th cent. BCE. Commemorative inscription of Halparunda III
The Lion of Maraş, Istanbul - B.Bilgin The Lion of Maraş, Istanbul - B.Bilgin The Lion of Maraş, Istanbul - B.Bilgin The Lion of Maraş. It was moved to K.Maraş Museum in 2015 - B.Bilgin Detail from the Lion of Maraş, K.Maraş - B.Bilgin Inscription of the Lion of Maraş - MVAG
Statue of Asatiwasus, end of 9th(?) cent. BCE
Photo B.Bilgin 2015, K.Maraş Museum B.Bilgin 2015 B.Bilgin 2015 D.Levi 2015
Steles and Sculpture
Storm-God found in Pazarcık, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin 2015 Orthostat found in K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin 2015 Bottom part of of a stele, Istanbul Statue found in Hasancıklı, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin 2015 Statue found in Hasancıklı, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin 2015 Statue Head 9th cent BCE, Istanbul Statue Head 9th cent BCE, Istanbul
Funerary Steles
Funerary stele of a couple, Adana Museum - E.Akurgal Funerary stele of scribe Tarhunpijas (shown as a child standing on his mother's lap) - Louvre Maraş Stele, found in Minehöyük, photo B.Bilgin Stele with a dining scene, Istanbul Funerary stele, Istanbul - B.Bilgin Funerary stele, Louvre - E.Akurgal Funerary stele 10th cent BCE, Istanbul Funerary stele 8th cent BCE, Adana - K.Bittel Early 1st mill BCE, New York - T.Bilgin Basalt stele 8th cent BCE, Pergamon Museum, Berlin - T.Bilgin
Funerary stele found in Mağralı district of K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in Mağralı district of K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele 8th cent BCE, found in Mağralı district of K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in Mağralı district of K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in Yörükselim district of K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in K.Maraş Castle, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele 8th cent BCE, Antakya Museum - B.Bilgin
Funerary stele found in K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in Bertiz (K.Maraş) village, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in Doğanlıkarahasan (Pazarcık) village, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in K.Maraş, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin Funerary stele found in Pazarcık, K.Maraş Museum - B.Bilgin
Gate Lions and Sphinx
Gate Lion found in Elbistan currently in K.Maraş Museum - photo B.Bilgin 2011 Gate Lion found in Elbistan currently in K.Maraş Museum - photo B.Bilgin 2011 Gate Lion found in K.Maraş currently in K.Maraş Museum - photo B.Bilgin 2015 Gate Lion found in Afşin currently in K.Maraş Museum - photo B.Bilgin 2015 Sphinx, K.Maraş Museum - photo B.Bilgin 2015 Sphinx, K.Maraş Museum - photo B.Bilgin 2015



Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2003, 2006, 2015.
Tayfun Bilgin, 2010.
Bora Bilgin, Ertuğrul Anıl, 2011.
Daniel Levi, 2015.
Ekrem Akurgal, The Hattian and Hittite Civilizations, KTB, Ankara, 2001.
Mitteilungen der Vorderasiatischen Gesellschaft, 1900.
Kurt Bittel, Die Hethiter, Beck, München 1976, ISBN 3406030246.