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Inscribed Fragment (ALEPPO 3)

The inscribed basalt fragment was purchased in 1972 by the Syrian authorities in the region of Euphrates and there is no other information about its provenance. However, the stylistic clues suggest the piece to originate from Karkamış. The fragment is 0.56 m. high and 0.28 m wide. It bears parts of three lines of a Hieroglyphic Luwian incsription with an unclear content and roughly dated to the 8th century BCE. It is currently in the Aleppo Museum.

ALEPPO 3 - J. D. Hawkins, 2000

Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 562–63 and plt. 320. (ALEPPO 3).
Poetto, M. "Un recente frammento in luvio geroglifico del Museo di Aleppo," SMEA 22, 1980: 127–32 and plts. I–II.
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Image sources:
J. David Hawkins, 2000.