The two blocks with hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions were found near the village of Çalapverdi at Boğazlıyan, Yozgat. They were first reported in 1926 and moved to Ankara in 1934. A badly weathered third block have been left at the site. The contents of the poorly preserved inscriptions are unclear. They are thought to be the part of a larger incription consisting of several similar blocks. A date in 9th to 8th centuries BCE has been suggested. Sizes of the two blocks are 71 x 96 cm and 66 x 84 cm, and both are currently in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.
Another stele has been found in May 2009 at the Kaletepe höyük. Its three-line hieroglyphic Luwian inscription is a dedication to the sun-deity by a Prince Anaziti, a name that was encountered in a seal from Hattusa (İ. Taş & M. Weeden, JAOS 130). The stele is date to the 13th century BCE and currently in Yozgat Museum.
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Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000: 497-8 and plates 278-9.
Meriggi, P. "Quinto viaggio anatolico," Oriens Antiquus 5, 1966: 67-106 (Çalapverdi 3: 81 and Tab. XXVII fig. 39). Taş, İ. and M. Weeden "A Stele of Prince Anaziti in Yozgat Museum," JAOS 130.3, 2010: 349-360.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.
Bora Bilgin, 2017.