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Hattian Sun Disk


Carole Raddato
published on 06 April 2019
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Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" with two bull and a deer, the sacred animals of the Hattians. These objects were used in religious ceremonies and were found in the royal tombs of Hattian times unearthed in Alacahöyük, 2500-2250 BCE. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara (Turkey).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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