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The Phoenician Inscription of Çineköt (4.16)
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In 1997, a monumental limestone statue of the Storm God and a basalt bull-drawn chariot were accidentally discovered near Çineköy some 30km south of Adana (Cilicia). A partly preserved Luwian-Phoenician bilingual inscription was carved on the bull-drawn chariot. The Phoenician palaeography dates it slightly earlier than the Karatepe inscriptions (i.e., the second half of the 8th century bce). King Warika/Urikki, offspring of Muksas/Mpš/Mopsos and identical with Awariku of Karatepe and with Urikki of the Neo-Assyrian sources, praises the excellent…

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Hawkins, J. D., “The Phoenician Inscription of Çineköt (4.16)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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