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Bibil Identifier bibil:220274
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Recently Discovered Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscription from Tell Ahmar
Author Woudhuizen, Fred C.
Journal Ancient West & East (Volume: 9)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-19 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A fairly well-preserved Luwian hieroglyphic inscription recently discovered near Tell Ahmar, along the eastern bank of the Euphrates in present-day Syria, commemorates a military campaign by king Hamiatas of Masuwari, presumably into the region of the Balikh valley sometime during the late 10th or early 9th century BC. As the text further reveals, out of gratitude Hamiatas established a cult for his chief protective deity, Tarhunt of the Army, the regulations of which are specified in detail. The treatment of this text is followed by an appendix with an overview of the external evidence on the reading of the Luwian hieroglyphic signs *376 and *377
DOI 10.2143/AWE.9.0.2056298
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Anatolian Languages : Hieroglyphic Luwian (Hieroglyphic Hittite)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Hittites : Literature : Correspondence - Archives : Historiographical Texts
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
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