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Körkün Stele

Basalt stele with a relief of Storm-God in front and hieroglyphic luwian inscriptions was found in 1967 in a vineyard near Körkün village about 20km sourtheast of Gaziantep. Dedicatory inscription of a person named Kazupi(?) from the reign of Astiru(wa), king of Karkamış, late 9th century BCE. The stele is currently in Gaziantep Museum.


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F. Anıl, 2018 B. Bilgin, 2009 B. Bilgin, 2009 B. Bilgin, 2009 B. Bilgin, 2009 B. Bilgin, 2009 B. Bilgin, 2009 J.D. Hawkins, 2000 J.D. Hawkins, 2000



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 171-75 and plts. 58-59.
Kalaç M. "Körkün´de Bulunan Hiyeroglifli Havatanrısı Steli / Die Wettergott-Stele mit Hieroglyphen aus Körkün," Athenaeum 47 (Fs Meriggi) 160-167 and plt. VIII.
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Körkün 1)

Image sources:
Figen Anıl, 2018.
Bora Bilgin, 2009.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.