The Sphinx Gate, Alacahöyük

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published on 11 April 2016

The Sphinx Gate at Alacahöyük (central Turkey), the site of a Neolithic and Hittite settlement, dated to the 14th century BCE. The Sphinx Gate, fortified with towers, was the south entrance of the city. It is flanked by sphinx protomes sculpted in monolith stone. These sphinxes are the protectors of the city.


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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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