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Şaraga

The limestone stele with two lines of incised hieroglyphic Luwian inscription was found in 2003 during salvage excavations at Şaraga Höyük by the west bank of the Euphrates about 10 km north of Karkamış. Dimensions of the stele is about 55 cm by 34 cm. The inscription is about animal offerings to the god Santa by a ruler (tarwani) named Alamu and his son Sahassi. A date in the 8th century BCE has been suggested. The stele is in Gaziantep Museum.


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Sertok et al, 2008



Literature:
Poetto, M. "Un nuovo verbo luvio-geroglifico: zapa-, e la sua correlazione al luvio cuneiforme zapp(a)-." FsMelchert, Ann Arbor, 2010: 296-302.
Sertok, K., F. Kulakoğlu, F. Squadrone. "Şaraga Höyük salvage excavations," ICAANE 4, 2008: 411-17.
Sasseville, D. and I. Yakubovich. "The Luwian inscription ŞARAGA: an improved edition," NABU 2016-1: 32-35.

Image sources:
Kemal Sertok et al, 2008.