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Summary

Hittite rock sanctuary

Class:

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

Identifiers:

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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

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

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.

See:

  1. Tayfun Bilgin, https://www.hittitemonuments.com/fasillar/
  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

References

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