This badly weathered rock inscription was first noticed by Erkan Konyar in 2009. It is located near the Yukarı Boğaz locality of Tanır village in the Kahramanmaraş province, near a spring water source by Hurman River. The inscription is carved on a flattened rock surface about 2.70 meters above ground. Middle section of the inscription apparently mentions the name of the city of Malatiya (MA-(LIx)-ZI) (See Arslantepe). The six unclear signs to the right may indicate the name of one of the rulers of this city. The broken left side may have contained a title.
Click on the pictures for larger images.
Doğan-Alparslan, M. and M. Alparslan. "Kahramanmaraş/Tanırda bulunan Luwi hiyeroglifli bir yazıt," TÜBA-AR 14, 2011: 317-22.
Doğan-Alparslan, M. and M. Alparslan. "A New Luwian Rock Inscription from Kahramanmaraş," in Luwian Identities, A. Mouton et al (eds.) (CHANE 64), Leiden, 2013: 215-32.
Ertuğrul Anıl, 2019.
Tayfun Bilgin, 2019.
Ingeborg Simon, (CC BY-SA 3.0), 2017.