Türkmen-Karahöyük - Hartapu Stele
The stele was discovered in 2019 during a survey by KRASP (Konya Regional Archeological Survey Project) when a local farmer drove the team's attention to the inscribed stone block. It was found lying half submerged inside an irrigation channel about 600 meters to the east of the Türkmen-Karahöyük mound in the Çumra district of Konya province. The three-line Luwian inscription commemorates a victory of Great King Hartapu against the Land of Muska. The paleographic features of the inscription point to a date in the 8th century BCE. The Muska mentioned here is probably a reference to the Phrygian state known to have existed during that time in west-central Anatolia and referred to in Assyrian sources as Muki. Great King Hartapu is also attested in Kızıldağ, Karadağ, and Burunkaya monuments.
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Goedegebuure, P., T. van den Hout, J. Osborne, M. Massa, C. Bachhuber ve F. Şahin. "TÜRKMEN-KARAHÖYÜK 1: a new Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription from Great King Hartapu, son of Mursili,
conqueror of Phrygia." Anatolian Studies 70, 2020: 29-43.
Osborne, J., M. Massa, F. Şahin, H. Erpehlivan ve C. Bachhuber "The City of Hartapu: Results of theTürkmen-Karahöyük Intensive Survey Project," Anatolian Studies 70, 2020: 1-27.
krasp.net - Konya Regional Archeological Survey Project.
Oriental Institute Lecture, James Osborne and Michele Massa | A New Iron Age Kingdom in Anatolia, 2019.