During the last decades of the 13th century, a new form of communication appeared in the Hittite capital, Hattusa, written in hieroglyphic characters. These were extemporaneous inscriptions, affixed using a special graffiti technique on the outside walls of some of the city's monuments (walls and entrances to religious buildings, city gates, etc.). Their length varies from a single character to the entire indication of names of people and their function. The content, the supports on which they are engraved and the 'poor' technique in which they are executed characterise them as extemporary inscriptions of a private nature. In the present work the complete corpus of these inscriptions is offered, their function is indicated and a detailed picture of their distribution over the whole area of the city is given.

Die sogenannten „eingepunzten“ Hieroglypheninschriften von Boğazköy: Status quaestionis

MARAZZI, Massimiliano
2016

Abstract

During the last decades of the 13th century, a new form of communication appeared in the Hittite capital, Hattusa, written in hieroglyphic characters. These were extemporaneous inscriptions, affixed using a special graffiti technique on the outside walls of some of the city's monuments (walls and entrances to religious buildings, city gates, etc.). Their length varies from a single character to the entire indication of names of people and their function. The content, the supports on which they are engraved and the 'poor' technique in which they are executed characterise them as extemporary inscriptions of a private nature. In the present work the complete corpus of these inscriptions is offered, their function is indicated and a detailed picture of their distribution over the whole area of the city is given.
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