Hakkari Steles Thirteen stone steles were discovered in 1998 on the northern slopes of the Medieval Castle in Hakari city center. These steles vary in height from 0.70 to 3.10 meters and feature naked male figures wearing codpieces with a dagger hanging above them. The figures depicted in the steles hold containers in their hands, including human skin, axes, daggers, knives, spears, and wild animals such as goats and deer. Two of the steles have unique characteristics that suggest they were created for women. Crafted by different craftsmen, the Hakkari steles follow certain rules and belong to the ruling class who lived in tents during the second half of the 2nd millennium BC. These stones are rare in ancient Anatolia and the Near East, with a significant time difference between them spanning from the 3rd millennium BC to the 12th century AD. Additionally, the shared vessel held in both hands of the stone statues from the Gokturk period and Central Asian tombstones suggests a strong connection between them.