Merhaba Misafir

An Aramaıc docket on clay from Kahramanmaraş


Within the small corpus of texts of Neo-Assyrian date from Kahramanmaraş, there is a clay tablet in Aramaic alphabetic script, bearing the envanter number 36-25-07.1 I have examined the text in detail through a set of color photographs, which were kindly provided to me. Unfortunately, as will be said in detail below, the piece presents some abrasions on its written surface, and the script tends moreover to “snake” somewhat around the corners and folds of the clay; these two factors (which partially deceive even good photographic reproductions) have thus influenced negatively both the time required to establish an acceptable reading of the signs, and the overall interpretation of the inscription. An autoptic, i.e. direct, examination of the tablet might yield some further results; but for the time being, the present – still rather tentative – version may be offered.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Archivum Anatolicum-Anadolu Arşivleri
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 13
  • ISSN : 1300-6355
  • Sayı : 1
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 43-55
  • IO Kayıt No : 108493
  • Yayıncı : Ankara Üniversitesi Dil Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi