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Title: The Recently Discovered Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscription from Tell Ahmar
Author(s): WOUDHUIZEN, Fred C.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 9    Date: 2010   
Pages: 1-19
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.9.0.2056298

Abstract :
A fairly well-preserved Luwian hieroglyphic inscription recently discovered near Tell Ahmar, along the eastern bank of the Euphrates in present-day Syria, commemorates a military campaign by king Hamiatas of Masuwari, presumably into the region of the Balikh valley sometime during the late 10th or early 9th century BC. As the text further reveals, out of gratitude Hamiatas established a cult for his chief protective deity, Tarhunt of the Army, the regulations of which are specified in detail. The treatment of this text is followed by an appendix with an overview of the external evidence on the reading of the Luwian hieroglyphic signs *376 and *377.

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