Hittite seal stamp with woman’s name found

A stone seal stamp from the Hittite era was recently discovered at a site called Tatarlı Mound, Adana province, South Turkey. The find, dating back to the 13th century BC contains the woman’s name “Pati”.

The Hittite seal bearing the name "Pati" (by Dogan News Agency)
The Hittite seal bearing the name “Pati” (by Dogan News Agency)

The seal was found at the site where excavations of the Çukurova University Archaeological Research and Application Center are being conducted. The seal is said to date back to the times of the queen Puduhepa, a Hittite queen married to the King Hattusili III in 13th century BC. The seal implies that the one named Pati was an influential person or a dignitary person. Pati could have even been a religious official. Earlier, in 2008, another seal was found, bearing the name “Tusutawa”. That find was dated to the reign of Hittite King Telipinu in the middle of 15th century BC.

(after Dogan News Agency)

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