Domuztepe lies on the east bank of the Ceyhan river right across the site of Karatepe. A statue base with two bulls was first reported by Bossert and Alkım in 1947. It has two lines of a Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription on both sides that is in too bad shape to be read. The base is at Karatepe Museum. In 1982, an 80 cm tall Storm God stele was found by Halet Çambel on the south slope of the hill. It shows the Storm God with a horned helmet holding a double-axe in his raised right hand. Right above his left hand is the hieroglyphic sign for "I am". Finds include several portal lions and a few highly weathered steles. Based on their style, they date to period a little earlier than Karatepe, sometime around the 9th or 8th century BCE.
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