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Azatiwata (2.21)
(1,997 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Hittite Monumental Inscriptions; Hieroglyphic Inscriptions; Royal Inscriptions


The Karatepe inscriptions are famous as one of the ancient world’s longest bilingual texts. The hilltop fortress of Karatepe was defended by a circuit of walls with two monumental gateways, each decorated with sculptured orthostats and a bilingual version of the same inscription in Phoenician and Hieroglyphic Luwian. The lowe…

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Hawkins, J. D., “Azatiwata (2.21)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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