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By John David Hawkins

This can be an variation of the Hieroglyphic inscriptions of the past due Hittite states of Turkey and Syria. those inscriptions, surviving mostly on stone, contain monuments of kings to their reigns and works in addition to the humbler memorials of subordinates. a couple of invaluable survivals of records within the type of lead strips supply us a distinct form of record: letters and monetary texts. fresh discoveries have stronger the decipherment and realizing of those inscriptions to some extent the place new and entire translations may be provided, and the presentation of this in English will cause them to to be had for the 1st time to the vast viewers of the English-speaking international. whilst we're able to current extra trustworthy texts than these that have seemed in versions hitherto considered as average.

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8. They also reported but could not reach KÖTÜKALE. 71 HAMA 1 (squeeze), GAZÍANTEP, MARA? 1, MALATYA 5 and 6, PALANGA, EGREK, FRAKTÍN, BOHÇA, SIPYLOS, KARABEL, BOR, ÍVRÍZ (Berlin cast), YAZILIKAYA. 72 See Garstang's reports in LAAA 1 (1908), pp. 9 7 - 1 1 7 ; 5 (1913), pp. 6 3 - 7 2 ; 24 (1937), pp. 1 1 9 - 1 4 0 . Also Land of the Hittites (1910), pp. 2 9 8 - 3 1 4 ; The Hittite Empire (1929), 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.

During the 1930's Hrozny edited the then known Hieroglyphic inscriptions mosdy in a series of articles in Archiv Orientalní, and these were mosdy collected and reprinted in his Les Inscriptions Hittites Hiéroglyphiques. 1 (1933) took the inscription KARABURUN as subject for decipherment, appending a long commentary, a grammatical sketch and signary. Vol. II (1934) contained a selection of published texts, 95 and Vol. 96 He thereby covered all the fairly well preserved and substantial inscriptions available to him, and he continued beyond the end of the reprinted volumes with studies on NÍGDE, ANDAVAL, EGREK, HÍSARCIK 1 and ISKENDERUN.

Besides the on-going German excavations at Bogazköy under Kurt Bittel, 1931-1939, which added a very important new access of Hieroglyphic seals (see further below, p. 14), several excavations took place at important Neo-Hittite sites during this period, which recovered Hieroglyphic inscriptions. The French excavations at Tell Ahmar 1929 —193185 recovered and published in 1929 the recently discovered *TELL AHMAR 2 as well as restoring and republishing TELL AHMAR 1. The American Syrian Hittite Expedition of the Oriental Institute, Chicago, working in the Plain of Antioch 1932-1938, 8 6 excavated the fragmentary inscriptions *TELL TAYINAT 1, 2, and 3, published by Gelb in 1939.

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