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Kilamuwa Inscription
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An inscription from the ninth century bc in which Kilamuwa, king of Sam’al, describes the successes of his reign compared to previous kings. Written in Phoenician, the Kilamuwa inscription is a highly sophisticated and well composed document from the Aramaean kingdom of Sam’al (southeastern Anatolia, modern Turkey; O’Connor, “Rhetoric,” 15–29; Lipinski, “Phoenicians,” 1325). It was found at modern Zincirli in 1902 (Rosenthal, “Kilamuwa,” 654).
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Kilamuwa Inscription
Kilamuwa Inscription An inscription from the ninth century bc in which Kilamuwa, king of Sam’al, describes the successes of his reign compared to previous kings. Written in Phoenician, the Kilamuwa inscription is a highly sophisticated and well composed document from the Aramaean kingdom of Sam’al (southeastern
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Kilamuwa Inscription
KILAMUWA [kĭlˊə mŏoˊwə] (Phoen. klmw) INSCRIPTION.†A Phoenician inscription, dated to ca. 825 B.C., discovered in 1902 at Zinjîrlî in northwestern Syria. Associated with a palace dedication, it is an autobiographical account of King Kilamuwa of Ya˒ udi (Y˒dy, perhaps the capital of a region