Critical review and historical interpretation of the monumental hieroglyphic inscriptions celebrating royal power found at the site of Hattusa (13th century BC), capital of the Hittite kingdom, now a UNESCO site. In particular, are here considered the two hieroglyphic inscriptions of Nishantash and Südburg attributable to the last Hittite dynasty, Suppiluliuma II, located in the northern part of the so-called 'Oberstadt' and the fragmentary evidence of the inscriptions that were intended to decorate the access portal to the acropolis (Büyükkale) and, in the acropolis, the access portals between the first and the second courtyard, where the representative buildings and the royal archives were located,. The installation of these celebratory inscriptions is part of the programme of renovation of the two areas of Büyükkale and Nishantash-Südburg conducted by the two last kings of the Hattusa dynasty, Tuthalija IV and Suppiluliuma II, and aimed at creating a new celebratory-monumental layout for the capital.

Schriftlichkeit und königliche Zelebration in Hattusa gegen Ende des 13. Jh. v. Chr.: über die sogenannten „langen“ Hieroglypheninschriften

M. Marazzi
2019

Abstract

Critical review and historical interpretation of the monumental hieroglyphic inscriptions celebrating royal power found at the site of Hattusa (13th century BC), capital of the Hittite kingdom, now a UNESCO site. In particular, are here considered the two hieroglyphic inscriptions of Nishantash and Südburg attributable to the last Hittite dynasty, Suppiluliuma II, located in the northern part of the so-called 'Oberstadt' and the fragmentary evidence of the inscriptions that were intended to decorate the access portal to the acropolis (Büyükkale) and, in the acropolis, the access portals between the first and the second courtyard, where the representative buildings and the royal archives were located,. The installation of these celebratory inscriptions is part of the programme of renovation of the two areas of Büyükkale and Nishantash-Südburg conducted by the two last kings of the Hattusa dynasty, Tuthalija IV and Suppiluliuma II, and aimed at creating a new celebratory-monumental layout for the capital.
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Anatolian Hieroglyphic Writing
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