Hittite Orthostates at Alacahöyük

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Carole Raddato
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published on 06 April 2019
Hittite Orthostates at Alacahöyük

Copies of Hittite orthostates at Alacahöyük (the site of a Neolithic and Hittite settlement in central Turkey) which decorated the external facade of the Sphinx Gate, the south entrance to the city. They depict a religious ceremony in honour of the Storm God. The original reliefs are on display in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara.


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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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Raddato, C. (2019, April 06). Hittite Orthostates at Alacahöyük. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10411/

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Raddato, Carole. "Hittite Orthostates at Alacahöyük." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 06, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10411/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Hittite Orthostates at Alacahöyük." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2019. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

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