Karahöyük (Elbistan) Stele
About 2.7 meters high stele has a relief style Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription on its front face ( 9 lines) and on the right and left sides (1 line each). It was excavated in situ at Karahöyük near Elbistan in 1947. Due to its archaic style, a date around the 12th century BCE has been suggested. The inscription is a dedication to a local Storm God by Armanani, who is an official of a Great King named Ir-Teub(?). It is currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.
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Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Bora Bilgin, 2008.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.