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Bibil Identifier bibil:207546
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) “Because for a Long Time (The Gods of Zalpa) have been Ignored . . . hence these Offerings in this way do we Donate”
Title (English, ) New Celebrations in the Zalpuwa Land
Author Corti, Carlo
Journal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions (Volume: 10, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 91-102 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this contribution a new group of documents, individualized by the writer, is introduced. It is connected to the ancient city of Zalpa on the Black Sea and is entitled “Celebrations in the Zalpuwa Land” (CTH 667): the religious ceremonies described, as well as several participants and the majority of the places mentioned in these tablets, don't find parallel in Hittite documentation known to us. On the basis of the analyzed elements, it is proposed to assign the colophon of the funerary ritual for the sovereign, IBoT 2.130 to these texts; moreover, it is held that, unlike the scenario that up until now has been reconstructed, the region of Zalpa was recovered once again by the Hittites in the imperial period.
DOI 10.1163/156921210X500530
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Hittites : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Hittites : Literature : Rituals and Magical Texts : Descriptions of Festivals
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