Funerary Stele from Yunus (Karkemish)


  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Europos [Karkamish]

OmnesViae import TPPlace2584. Carchemish – Kargamiš - Karkemish

Battle of Carchemish in 605 BC.

Part of the Egyptian-Babylonian wars.

Carchemish – Kargamiš - Karkemish

Karkemish outer town

North City Gate

North City Gate


Surroundings (Panoramio)


The Funerary Stele from Yunus (Karkemish) was discovered during the construction of a new road along the southern side of the main mound of the Yunus cemetery, reused in a Roman chamber tomb. This basalt stele  measures 107 cm inheight, 64.5 cm in width, and 37.5 cm in thicknes. It is partialy damaged. The late Hittite - Luwian inscription dates back to the eight century BC. It commemorates two person - Tasa and Sarpuwani.

This stele (is) of Tasa and Sarpuwani, interpreters

(and) for them, they set up this stele for goodness.

.And before us sons (and) interpreters libated 

He who will stand up to harm (this stele), (against him may) thegod(s) litigate(!)1



  1. Hasan Peker, A Funerary Stele from Yunus (Karkemish), in Orientalia 83/2, Gregorian Biblical Press 2014, pp. 189-193 -
  2. idem et Nicolo Marchetti,  A New Anatolian Hieroglyphic Inscription from Gürçay (Karkemish). Orientalia 83/2 Gregorian Biblical Press 2014, pp, 182-188 -



  1. H. Peker, 2014, p.190