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Tilsevet Funerary Stele

The basalt funerary stele with a three-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription is about 1.6 meter high and has been found in 1955 in the possession of a peasant in the village of Ekinveren (previously known as Tilsevet), southeast of the city of Gaziantep. It may have come from an ancient grave-yard south of the village. The inscription is a funerary dedication for a person named Uwawas. Currently in Gaziantep Museum.


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Front view of the Tilsevet stele - photo by F. Anıl, 2018 View of the Tilsevet stele from left angle - photo by F. Anıl, 2018 Close up view of the inscription - photo by T. Bilgin, 2019 Close up view of the inscription - photo by T. Bilgin, 2019 Black and white photo and drawing of the inscription as published by J. D. Hawkins in 2000



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 178-80 and plts 62.
Payne, A. Iron Age Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Atlanta, 2012: 20-42.

Image sources:
Figen Anıl, 2018.
Tayfun Bilgin, 2019.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.