The Hieroglyphic Luwian rock inscription is at the location known as Burunkaya Hill near the village of Gücünkaya, east of Aksaray. The inscription on the large boulder is currently upside down, which suggests that the rock must have fallen down from its original place somewhere on the Burunkaya Hill. It was first discovered by Oğuz Demir in 1971. It has a one-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription, which appears to have been intentionally damaged in recent years. Like the inscriptions of Karadağ and Kızıldağ, it mentions the name of King Hartapu. David Hawkins gives the possible reading of the inscription as "[In] this place Great King Hartapu belov(ed)(?) of the Storm-God, [son] of Mursili, Great King, He[ro ... ] he did/will smite." The appearance of Hartapus name in several different monuments around the area gives a rough idea about the size of the land he ruled. As mentioned under Kızıldağ, the monument has been dated to the 8th century BCE.
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J. David Hawkins, 2000.
Ertuğrul Anıl, 2011.