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Tilsevet Funerary Stele

The basalt funerary stele with a three-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription is about 1.6 meter high and has been found in 1955 in the possession of a peasant in the village of Ekinveren (previously known as Tilsevet), southeast of the city of Gaziantep. It may have come from an ancient grave-yard south of the village. The inscription is a funerary dedication for a person named Uwawas. Currently in Gaziantep Museum.


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Literature: Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 178-80, plts 62.
Payne, A. Iron Age Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Atlanta: SBL, 2012: 20-42.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2009
J. David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000.