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Summary

Sanctuary of Hattusa, the capital city of the Hittite Empire.

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Yazilikaya

Rear buildings of the temple.

Yazilikaya

Altar of the sanctuary

Yazilikaya

Yazilikaya entrance to the sanctuary - monumental gate.

Hattusa (Hattuşaş)

Hattusa - The Hittite imperial city and capital.Boghaz Keui

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Sanctuary of Hattusa, the capital city of the Hittite Empire. Yazılıkaya means inscribed rock. It was in use at least since late 16th century BCE till the late 13th century BCE. It was build mainly by the king Tudhaliya IV (ca. 1237- 1209), the younger son of Hattusili III. and Puduhepa, one of the most influential women known from tha Ancient Niear East. The main part of this sanctuary form roofless chambers - Large Gallery [Chamber A] and Small Gallery [Chamber B]. In front of them was erected a large building complex - typical Hittities temple.

1. http://www.hattuscha.de/English/yazilikaya.htmt