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Title: A Newly Discovered Old Phrygian Inscription from Şarhöyük (Dorylaion)
Author(s): BAŞTÜRK, Mahmut Bilge , AVRAM, Alexandru
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 18    Date: 2019   
Pages: 231-237
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.18.0.3287216

Abstract :
Since 1989, excavations at Şarhöyük (Dorylaion) have revealed seven cultural phases, the earliest beginning with the second half of the 3rd millennium BC, and the last dated to the end of the 12th century AD. The Iron Age strata, ŞH IV in Şarhöyük stratigraphy, are already known to comprise Middle and Late Phrygian/Achaemenid levels, characterised by a series of finds, graffiti and architectural remains. However, the newly discovered inscription focused on in this paper was found in the Hellenistic layers, as a result of reuse. The inscription is carved on a sandstone plaque, broken on all sides. Three different interpretations can be postulated about the two-word-long inscription. The most possible dating for the new inscription from Şarhöyük can be suggested as 6th/5th centuries BC.

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