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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.

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  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia = Adjective "Turkish".


Turkey Alaja Huyuk Hittite temple approach showing wall carvings and sphinx door jambs SEW.jpg ... Turkey Alaja Huyuk Hittite temple wall carvings bas relief SEW.jpg

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Alaja Huyuk Hittite temple approach showing wall carvings and sphinx door jambs SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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

The Turkish spelling is 'Alaca Höyük'.
All Hittite buildings had only the first few courses built from stone (this 'socle' was no higher than 1.5m), with the remaining elevation constructed from timber frames, mud bricks and earth in-fill — none of which has survived.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Alaja Huyuk Hittite temple carving of two headed eagle with two rabbits in its claws SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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

The Turkish spelling is 'Alaca Höyük'.
The bicephalous (two-headed) eagle was the main heraldic symbol of the Hittites.   A quick Google search of the internet will lead you to numerous web sites that cite as a fact that the Hittites were the first to use this symbol, and that other uses of the two-headed eagle (e.g. Byzantium, Russia, Germany and Albania) derive either directly or indirectly from the Hittite version.   One even claims that the Roman (single-headed) eagle was based on it.   I'm not qualified to comment on the truth of any of this, but it is all fascinating.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Alaja Huyuk Hittite temple wall carvings bas relief SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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

The Turkish spelling is 'Alaca Höyük'.
At the left-hand end, does that look like a Massey-Ferguson to you too?

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