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Summary

Luwian inscriptions carved on the great granite cliffs

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Annotation

Gürün Inscriptions carved on the great granite cliffs to the west of the town of Gürün (ancient Tegarama ?), in Sivas province. It contains two separate inscriptions. The upper, larger and better preserdved inscription has six lines. It is an establishment of the city`s territory inscription dedicated by Runtiya, King of Malatya (Malizi), the grandson of Kuzi-Teshub (Hero of Karkamish). Inscription  dates to the 11th - 10th century BC .

See:

  1. Tayfun Bilgin - Gürün Inscriptions, Hittite Monuments - http://www.hittitemonuments.com/gurun/
  2. John David Hopkins,  Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: pp. 295-99 and plts. 135-38
  3. Trevor Bryce, The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History, OUP Oxford 2012, pp. 84 ff.