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Luwian inscription telling of a Trojan prince and Sea People deciphered | ArchaeoFeed
Archaeologists announced deciphering the text of a copy of a 3,200-year-old stone inscription from the archive of James Mellaart, telling about the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira, which launched a military campaign led by a prince named Muksus from Wilusa (ancient name for Troy). Luwian inscription copied by Georges Perrot in 1878 (by James Mellaart) The stone inscription was 29 meters long. The original no longer exist, as it was destroyed in the 19th century but records of the inscription, including a copy of it, were found in the estate of James Mellaart, a famous archaeologist who died in 2012. Written in Luwian the inscription was copied by the archaeologist Georges Perrot in 1878 at Beyköy in Turkey. According to Mellaart's notes shortly after Perrot recorded the inscription, villagers used the stone as building material for a mosque. Mellaart left instructions saying that if the inscription could not be fully deciphered and published before he died, other scholars should