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Kurubel

A rectangular base with remnants of two seated lions on top of it. Front face of the base has a heavily damaged 3-line hieroglyphic Luwian inscription that is no longer legible. It was first reported in 1906 on Aslan Taş Yayla (literally "Lion Stone Plateau"), a small plateau on Soğanlı Dağ at the west end of Kurubel Pass. From the style of the inscription, it is estimated to be from 9th to 8th century BCE, possible a monument of the Tabal kingdom. It is currently in Kayseri Museum.

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E. Anıl, 2011 T. Bilgin, 2006 E. Anıl, 2011


Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 500 and plt. 282.
Meriggi, P. and M. Poetto. "Contributi allo studio delle iscrizioni in luvio geroglifico," Orientalia 14, 1980: 262-63 and plts. XXIV-XXV.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Bora Bilgin, Ertuğrul Anıl, Cüneyt Süer, Ercüment Süer, 2011