Luwian Hieroglyphs in Hattusa

Illustration

Carole Raddato
by Travelling Runes
published on 24 March 2019
Luwian Hieroglyphs in Hattusa

Luwian Hieroglyphs in Hattusa (the capital of the Hittite Empire) which adorned a chamber perhaps representing a symbolic entrance to the Underworld. The chamber was commissioned by Suppiluliuma II (1207–1178 BCE), the last of the famous Great Kings of Hattusa. The Luwian hieroglyphs describe the invasions and successes of King Suppiluliuma II, mentioning that with the help of the gods, the King invaded several lands, including that of Tarhuntassa.

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Runes, T. (2019, March 24). Luwian Hieroglyphs in Hattusa. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10314/

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Runes, Travelling. "Luwian Hieroglyphs in Hattusa." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 24, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10314/.

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Runes, Travelling. "Luwian Hieroglyphs in Hattusa." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Mar 2019. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

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