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Karkamiš A15b (4.9)
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This inscription is preserved on the side of a cylindrical stone base, of which half is lost, taking with it the end of line 1, the beginning and end of lines 2 and 3, and the beginning of line 4. A separate part of the inscription ran in a circle around the flat top; half of this too is lost and the surviving part is worn and difficult to read, but appears to deal with the erection of the monument. A square mortise hole cut in the top would probably have served to support a statue, perhaps the one referred to in §10.

In the text as preserved, Yariri boasts his ascendancy in Karkamiš (l…

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Hawkins, J. D., “Karkamiš A15b (4.9)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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