Hittite rock sanctuary


  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Fasıllar - Misthia?

Hittite stone quarry and workshop near Fasıllar Köyü/Beyşehir/

Fasıllar, Atlıkaya - Monument for Lukianos

Fasıllar village of Beyşehir District, Konya Province - Graeco-Roman monument - Lukuyanus Monument


Surroundings (Panoramio)


The Fasıllar monument is a large statue of the Hittite Storm-god Teshub in a mountain temple, made of basalt stone. It is called locally  Kurt Beşiği what means Wolf's Cradle. The monument depicts two gods on top of each other and a pair of lions of the same size and shape, on both sides of the lower figure of a smaller god. It dates to Muwatalli II (c. 1295–1272 BC) or Tudhaliya IV c. 1237 – 1209 BC i.e the second half of the XIIIth century BC1. Some parts of the monument are are very rough, not detailed - unfinished. Fact that the sculpture was discovered just at the quarry suggests that the monument never reached its place of destination.


  1. Tayfun Bilgin,
  2. James Melaart, The Late Bronze Age Monuments of Eflatun Pınar and Fasıllar near Beyşehir, Anatolian Studies 12, 1962: pp. 111-117.
  3. W. Boyd Barrick, BMH as Body Language: A Lexical and Iconographical Study of the Word BMH When Not a Reference to Cultic Phenomena in Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew, Bloomsbury Publishing USA 2008, p. 58
  4. Asuman Baldıran, Güngör Karauğuz, Bilal Sogut: Centre Unissant Les Cultes Hittites Et Romains : Fasillar, in: Proceedings of the international symposium "Trade and Production through the Ages" Konya, 25-28 November 2008, Selçuk Universitesi Edebiyat Fakultesi, Selcuk 2010, pp. 219-256


  1. T. Bilgin, hittite monuments, Asuman Baldran at all 2010 date the sculpture to the twelve century BC.