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Hattusa which is situated near modern Bogazkale (formerly Bogazköy) was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. The region is set in a loop of the Kizil River (Marashantiya in Hittite sources and Halys in Classical Antiquity) in central Anatolia.Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.You may watch my 33 high...more
I'm really impressed and excited at yazilikaya during my trip to Corum. It was january, no mobs of tourists, sunny weather, me and gods&goddesses of The Hittites'...The northwest of the Hattusas historical site was the Open Air Shrine of the Hittite Empire. It consists of a natural rock, two rooms and a Hittite temple in front of it which reflects...more
The Upper City was (as the name suggests) placed on high ground, but for its defence the Hittites could not rely on cliffs and therefore they had to build a very long wall along its southern side. The Lion Gate stands in its western section: two rectangular towers flanked the entrance, a passage marked by exterior and interior portals. Both portals...more
There are two Sphinxes at the south-east gate making up the religious entrance of the probable city in the mound. Heads are the distinguished features in the Sphinx protoms which are carved on monolythic stone jambs and are higher than two metres. In both Sphinxes, Hotor style hairs start from the forehead and come down to the shoulders and the...more
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