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Palanga

Lower part of a statue inscribed on one side with Luwian hieroglyphic inscription found near the Palanga village of Malatya. It was first reported in 1891 and was moved to Istanbul around 1900. Largely worn out 5 line inscription is dedication of a funerary statue by a local ruler and preserves references to a king. Preserved section is 1.30 meters in height. Neo-Hittite, possibly 8th cent. BCE. Currently in Ancient Oriental Museum, Istanbul.


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from K. Bittel photo B. Bilgin photo B. Bilgin photo B. Bilgin photo B. Bilgin J. D. Hawkins



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 325-327 and plts. 161-62.

Image sources:
Kurt Bittel, Die Hethiter, München: Beck. 1976.
Bora Bilgin, 2006.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.