By John David Hawkins
This is often an version of the Hieroglyphic inscriptions of the past due Hittite states of Turkey and Syria. those inscriptions, surviving principally on stone, contain monuments of kings to their reigns and works in addition to the humbler memorials of subordinates. a number of worthwhile survivals of records within the type of lead strips supply us a special kind of record: letters and financial texts. contemporary discoveries have better the decipherment and figuring out of those inscriptions to some degree the place new and entire translations should be provided, and the presentation of this in English will lead them to to be had for the 1st time to the broad viewers of the English-speaking global. whilst we're able to current extra trustworthy texts than these that have seemed in versions hitherto considered as usual.
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Extra info for Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Volume I: Inscriptions of the Iron Age
1. g. that Luwian was the vernacular language ( U m g a n g s s p r a c h e ) of the bulk of the population, while Hittite was only the chancellery language (Amtssprache). The theory was stated by Rosenkranz in its most extreme form, IF 56 (1938), pp. 2 6 5 - 2 8 4 . Alternatively, it is possible that the script was invented by Luwians for their own language and borrowed as such by the Hittites without ever being adapted to write Hittite. Cf. Hawkins, Writing in Anatolia (WorldArchaeology 17 (1986), pp.
2 6 2 - 2 7 8 . 73 MDOG 35 (1907), p. 57 f. figs. 6 and 7. 74 For a complete numbering to date of the Hier, stone inscriptions and fragments from BOGAZKÖY see Hawkins StBoTBh. 3, p. 121 Appendix 7; and here Appendix 1 (below, p. 35). 75 See below, p. 18 and nn. 1 8 9 - 1 9 0 . Β. Inscriptions and script Karkamis excavation and publication The Karkamis excavations under Hogarth, Campbell Thompson and Woolley, 1911 — 1914, produced all the in situ sculpture and inscriptions of the Temple of the Storm-God 76 with the Long Wall of Sculpture, 77 the Processional Entry 78 and the Royal Buttress, 79 as well as many pieces found out of context.
70 Their photographs were good though poorly reproduced, and their drawings were fair. Hogarth travelling in 1908 found and published the following year (1909) the stele *TELL AHMAR 1. Garstang, also travelling in 1908, published the same year *MALATYA 5, *MALATYA 6 and *GAZIANTEP. In 1909 Ronzevalle published *RESTAN which had been reported in 1902. Garstang's book The Land of the Hittites (1910) formed, like the Cornell Expedition's Hittite Inscriptions the following year (1911), something of a corpus in itself.