Warpalawas

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Ivriz relief - Teshub (on the left) and Warpalawas

Warpalawa(s) was a late 8th century BC (ca 730-710 BC?) Late Hittite (or Neo-Hittite) king of Tabal in south-central Anatolia (modern Turkey). The political center of this Early Iron Age regional state was probably Tuwanuwa (or Tuwana or Tuhana/ later Roman Tyana).

Among other commemorative monuments, Warpalawas most notably commissioned the carving of a rock-relief at the site of Ivriz near a spring, south of Tuwanuwa in the province of Konya. In the relief, he is depicted with the storm-god Tarhunzas. His attire in the relief is seen as an evidence for his kingdom's close affinity with the Phrygians. The relief is accompanied with a hieroglyphic Luwian inscription. The Tabalian king Urballa, mentioned in the Assyrian texts at the time of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II probably is Warpalawas.

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