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Porsuk Inscription

This is a limestone building block about 1.30 meters by 0.75 meter in face and about 0.5 meter in depth. It has a single line of Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription on the front face. It was found sometime before 1960 near Zeyve Höyük, a little south of the village of Porsuk in Niğde province. The inscription indicates that the author Parhwira is an army commander. It is dated to the Neo-Hittite period but a more specific dating is not possible. Currently in the Niğde Museum.




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



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter. 2000: 527-28 and plt. 302.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2017.
J. David Hawkins, AnSt 19, 1969: 99-109.