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Detail from male figure with a spear on Karabel relief and hieroglyphic Luwian inscription

By Hatice Gonnet-Bağana


Image of the three lines of a heavily damaged hieroglyphic Luwian inscription carved between the head of the male and the spear on the Karabel relief. David Hawkins, British archaeologist, identifies the person mentioned in inscription as "Tarkasnawa, King of Mira (land).(Son of) Alantalli, King of Mira land.Grandson of (...), King of Mira land," Tarkasnawa was the ruler of Mira, a vassal kingship of the Hittite. This rock monument about 1.5 meter wide 2.5 meters high can be dated to the end of 13th century BC.100x150 mm, color photograph

Topics: Images; Archaeological sites; Hittites; Inscriptions; Hieroglyphics; Luwian language; Relief (Sculpture)--Turkey; İzmir İli (Turkey)
Publisher: Koç University, Suna Kıraç Library as digital publisher
Year: 2015
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