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Veliisa Stele

This is the lower portion of a basalt stele about half a meter in both height and width. Only a single line of hieroglyphic luwian inscription is preserved. Exact discovery location is unknown but reportedly it comes from near Veliisa village which is about 15 km north of Niğde. Content of the preserved short line does not reveal much, but based on script and sign forms a date of late 8th century BCE is suggested. Currently in Niğde museum.




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B. Bilgin, 2017 B. Bilgin, 2017 J.D.Hawkins



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 529 and plt. 303.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2017.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.