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This 16 line North Phoenician inscription was found by the excavations at Zincirli in 1902.  In the upper left, Kulamuwa is pointing with his right hand to the divine symbols.  The inscription is divided into two parts by a horizontal band. 

In the first part Kulamuwa recounts the success of his foreign policy and in the second he praises his domestic accomplishments.

On display in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin.

For a modern translation see:

Younger, K. Lawson Jr.  "The Kulamuwa Inscription (2.30)." Pages 147–48 in volume 2 of The Context of Scripture — Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World. 3 vols. Edited by William W. Hallo, and K. Lawson Younger, Jr. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

Rosenthal, Franz. Rosenthal, Franz.  "Kilamuwa of Y'DY-SAM'AL." Pages 654–55 in The Ancient Near East Supplementary Texts and Pictures Relating to the Old Testament. Edited by Pritchard, James B. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969.