Luwian stele from Senzar / Sezar. Modern Shayzar/Shaizar


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



First Assasines and then Arab castle Qalaat Sheizar

First Assasines and then Arab castle Qalaat Sheizar

Larissa in Syria

OmnesViae import TPPlace516. Ancient Senzar or Sezar renamed in Seleucid times by colonists from Thessaly. Ancient Senzar / Sezar.



Meharde Stele - Taita Stele

Relief of the stele of Muhradah.


Surroundings (Panoramio)


The Senzar Stele discovered in two pieces, upper part in Beirut Museum and lower in Hama Museum. Stele is covered with a hieroglyphic Luwian inscription dates to XI century BC. This funeray stela was fdedicated to Kupapiya, the wife of Taita, the Hero of the country Walastin1. J. D. Hawkins dated Meharde stele to 900-700 BC 2 .


  2. John David Hawkins: The Lower Part of the Meharde Stele. Anatolian Studies, vol. 38 1988, pp.187-190
  3. idem, Corpus of hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions. Vol 1. Inscriptions of the Iron Age. Part 1: Text: Introduction, Karatepe, Karkamiš, Tell Ahmar, Maraş, Malatya, Commagene. de Gruyter, Berlin 2000, pp. 415-419
  4. Pavel Cech, What if Goliath were David? Taita, King of the Palistineans in: Manfred Oeming and Petr Sláma eds., A King like All the Nations?, LIT Verlag Münster, 2015, pp. 63-73


  1. John David Hawkins 1988 and 2000
  2. J.D. Hawkins, 2000, p.416