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This badly weathered rock inscription was first noticed by Erkan Konyar in 2009. It is located near the Yukarı Boğaz area of Tanır village in the Kahramanmaraş province. The inscription is carved on a flattened rock surface about 2.70 meters above ground. Middle section of the inscription apparently mentions the name of the city of Malatiya (MA-(LIx)-ZI) (See Arslantepe). The six unclear signs to the right may indicate the name of one of the rulers of this city. The broken left side may have contained a title.

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Doğan-Alparslan, M. and M. Alparslan. "Kahramanmaraş/Tanır’da bulunan Luwi hiyeroglifli bir yazıt," TÜBA-AR 14, 2011: 317-22.

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