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The funerary stele made of basalt stone was found in Germiş village (now Arıkdere) about 15 km west of Karkamış. It is about 1 meter high. A groove was carved in the middle of the relief in later ages for secondary purposes. The relief shows a female(?) figure with arms extended forward and a smaller male figure below the arms. A very similar funerary stele was found in Tell Ahmar. A date around 925-850 BCE has been suggested. The stele is on display in Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum.

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T. Bilgin, 2014


Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz: Zabern, 2000. (C 71)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.