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Karahöyük (Elbistan) Stele

About 2.7 meter hight stele containing 9 lines of Luwian hieroglyph script on the front face and one line each on the right and left sides. It was excavated in situ at Karahöyük near Elbistan in 1947. Archaic style writing dates it to about 12th cent BCE. The script is a dedication to a local Storm God by Armanani, an offical of a Great King named Ir-Teshub(?). It is currently in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

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B. Bilgin, 2008 T. Bilgin, 2006 T. Bilgin, 2006 T. Bilgin, 2006 B. Bilgin, 2008 J. D. Hawkins, 2000


Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 288-95 and plt. 133-34.
Hawkins, J. D. "The Historical Significance of the Karahöyük (Elbistan) Stele," in: Fs N. Özgüç 1993: 273-279.
Masson, E. "La stèle de Karahöyük-Elbistan: nouvel examen," in: Fs Laroche 1979: 225-241.
Nowicki, H. "Bemerkungen zur hier.-luw. Inschrift von Karahöyük-Elbistan,” Zeitschrift fur vergleichende Sprachforschung 95/2, 1981: 251-73.
Woudhuizen, F. C. “The Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscription on the Stele from Karahöyük-Elbistan.” Ancient West & East 2/2, 2003: 211-24.
van Quickelberghe, E. "Réflexions Autour de la Stèle de Karahöyük (Elbistan),” Le Muséon: Revue d’Études Orientales 126/3-4, 2013: 253-63.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Bora Bilgin, 2008.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.