|previous article in this issue||next article in this issue|
Document Details :
Title: A New Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscription from Hatay
Author(s): DINÇOL, A. , DINÇOL, B. , HAWKINS, J.D. , PEKER, H.
Volume: 40 Date: 2014
In 2006 a report was brought to the late professor Ali Dinçol of the discovery of a new Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription on the bank of the Orontes river in the village of Demirköprü (formerly, Jisr el Hadid), Hatay province. A visit by Professor Ali Dinçol with Profesor Belkıs Dinçol and Dr. Hasan Peker revealed a basalt block in the form of a base, bearing on two preserved sides parts of one and two lines inscription. They worked on the text in 2006 and again in 2009, and prepared the piece for removal to the Hatay Museum. A preliminary publication is offered here in collaboration with Professor J.D. Hawkins. The text as preserved concerns the father of the author of the inscription and the erection of a memorial statue to him, probably on this base itself.