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Kelekli Stele

About 1.2 meters high stele was found in 1902 near the village of Kelekli which is on the west bank of the Euphrates between Birecik and Karkamış. The stele with a missing top and bottom has a relief of two figures, possibly the Storm-God and a ruler facing each other. Below them is a Luwian inscription on left, front, and right sides of the stele. It is an inscription of Suhi (II) of Karkamış and mentions the name of a king Tudhaliya. Currently in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

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T. Bilgin, 2010 T. Bilgin, 2010 T. Bilgin, 2010 J. D. Hawkins, 2000 J. D. Hawkins, 2000

Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 92–93 and plt. 9. (KELEKLİ)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Kellekli 1)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2010
J. David Hawkins, 2000.