A Stele by Suhi I from 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.

Lower Palace

Lower Palace

Carchemish – Kargamiš - Karkemish

Karkemish outer town


Surroundings (Panoramio)


Basalt stela dedicated by Suhi I to the great king of Karkemish Uratarhunta, ca. 975 BC., found on the southern slope of the acropolis during the italian-turkish 2011 campaign. Currently as KH.11.O.400 kept in the Museum of  Gaziantep.  The stele commemorates a victory by “the Great King Ura-Tarhunta, king of the land of Karkemish” and had been set up by Suhi I, “the ruler, the Country Lord of the city of Karkemish”1

Dinçol, A., Dinçol, B., Hawkins, J. D., Marchetti, N., & Peker, H. (2014). A Stele by Suhi I from Karkemish. (PDF Download Available). Available from: [accessed Jul 19, 2017].



  1. A. Dinçol, B. Dinçol, J. D. Hawkins, Nicolò Marchetti, H. Peker: A Stele by Suhi I from Karkemish, Orientalia 83,  2014, pp. 143-153 []
  2. idem. A New Stele from Karkemish: At the Origins of the Suhi-Katuwa Dynasty, in: Karkemish. An Ancient Capital on the Euphrates. OrientLab 2, Bologna Ante Quem 2014, pp. 127-131 []


  1. A. Dincol et all. 2014, p. 147