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New readings in the Hieroglyphic-Luwian inscriptions of BURUNKAYA and KIZILDAĞ 4

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From the journal Kadmos


The paper presents results of collations of two Hieroglyphic-Luwian inscriptions of king Hartapu found in Central Anatolia and belonging to the post-Empire period (12th/11th century BC). In BURUNKAYA the improvements include: 1) identification of the first sign in the king’s name as a separate sign (instead of earlier <ha+ra/i>), probably L.417; 2) reading of one of the titles of the king as (DEUS)TONITRUS PURUS2-za/i (or EUNUCHUS2-za/i, phonetically kummaza) ‘priest of the Storm-God’; 3) identification of a part of the sign URBS/ REGIO in the second line of the inscription. In KIZILDAĞ 4 the discussion focuses on the central weathered part of the second line (§ 3); here, traces of two signs ANIMAL and of an animal head could be identified, which, in combination with other indications, allow the passage to be interpreted as an appeal to different visitors of the site to offer sacrificial animals to the Celestial Storm-God.

Published Online: 2016-10-28
Published in Print: 2016-05-24

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