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Hattusha aka Hattushash, Hattuşa, Hattuşaş, Boğazköy and Boğazkale.
The original carving of the King (or God) was removed in 1907 and can be seen in the Museum of Ancient Civilisations in Ankara, this is a reproduction.   The figure is 2.25 meters tall, and is identified as a god by the horns on his helmet (you can just about make them out in this picture).   The god is probably Sharrumma, who is the patron and protector of Great King Tudhaliya IV (who founded the upper city where the gate is located) and is the son of Teshub (the weather god) and Hepat (the sun goddess).

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(Earth Views): Turkey Hattusha Hittite capital world heritage site Kings gate aka Royal gate SEW.jpg
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  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia = Adjective "Turkish".

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Places and sights from around the Earth, catalogued by location, including views and scenery natural and artificial, rural and urban, ugly and beautiful.

This gives a feel of what particular parts of the world are like.

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Hattusha Hittite capital world heritage site Yerkapi rampart postern gate 1 SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia

Hattusha aka Hattushash, Hattuşa, Hattuşaş, Boğaköy and Boğakale.
The Yerkapı (Earth Gate) is a huge man made embankment on the Southern margin of the city.   The embankment is 250m long, 80m wide and 30m high.   The external sloping surface is faced with white stone and is visible for miles around.   The city wall runs along the top of the embankment with a gate at its centre.   There is a tunnel, known as the 'postern gate', through the embankment.   This tunnel is 71m (77 yards) in length and is perfectly intact.   This picture shows the external entrance to the postern gate, and part of the white-stone faced embankment.   The full length of the embankment is not visible due to its curvature.
The postern gate was once thought to be a sally port, but it isn't really suitable for this.   It is more likely to be of religious and ceremonial importance.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Hattusha Hittite capital world heritage site Lion Gate 1 SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia

Hattusha aka Hattushash, Hattuşa, Hattuşaş, Boğazköy and Boğazkale.
The Lion Gate is an arched gate in the city wall that is flanked by two carved lions.   This one is fairly intact, but the other one is pretty badly damaged.

 


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