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Stele fragment

Bottom part of a monumental stele, possibly intended to be in the shape of a grinding stone, dedicated for a granary by a person named Larama. The stele was sent from İskenderun to İstanbul Museum in 1880s but the find place was not noted. The fragment is about 35 cm in height and 22 cm in width and preserves the last 4 lines of the inscription. Two rulers named Larama of the city of Gurgum are known from Maraş inscriptions. Since philological clues suggest a later date than earlier, he might be identified as Larama II. Stele is in Istanbul Archeology Museum.

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E. Anıl, 2011 E. Anıl, 2011 E. Anıl, 2011 <J. D. Hawkins, 2000

Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000: 269-70 and plts. 118-19. (İSKENDERUN)

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, Ertuğrul Anıl, 2011.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.