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A corner fragment of a monumental inscription was reportedly found in 1955 in the Syrian city of Azaz (A‘zāz, ‘Azaz) which lies near the Turkish border. The fragment is about 36 cm high and 34 cm wide and has the traces of two lines of inscription, but not enough is preserved to make any sense of the context. The city of Azaz is likely to be the location of the city of Hazazu mentioned in the annals of Assyrian king Assurnasirpal II as belonging to the Neo-Hittite kingdom of Patina (see Tell Tayinat). If the fragment can be associated with this period, it can be dated to the 9th century BCE. It is currently in Aleppo Museum.

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J. D. Hawkins, 2000 J. D. Hawkins, 2000

Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 385 and Plts. 205.

Image sources:
J. David Hawkins, 2000.