Tell Açana (Tell Atchana) is the modern name of the ancient site of Alalakh. It has come under Hittite occupation during the reign of Suppiluliuma I from the 14th century BCE till its destruction in 12th century BCE. The site also has rich findings from pre-Hittite period. The orthostat of Tudhaliya was found reused as a paving stone in the staircase of a later era temple. Most recent reading of the worn out hieroglyphic labels identify the two figures as "Tudhaliya, Great Priest, Prince" and "Anu-Hepa, Princess," who are suggested to be contemporaries of king Mursili II (Yener, Dinçol, Peker, NABU 2014-4). This identification dates the orthostat to sometime around the late 14th or early 13th century BCE. The orthostat and the gate lions are currently in Antakya Museum.
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