Early Hittite Vase

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Carole Raddato
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published on 23 February 2018

The İnandık vase, a Hittite four-handled large terracota vase with scenes in relief showing the stages of a sacred wedding ceremony in Hittite social life with musicians and dancers. The vase dates from the Old Hittite Kingdom about 1600 BCE and was discovered in 1966 CE in İnandıktepe, an archaeological site located in Cankiri Province, Turkey, about 50 miles northeast of Ankara. (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, 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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