King’s Gate in Hattusa

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Carole Raddato
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published on 24 March 2019

The King’s Gate in Hattusa (the capital of the Hittite Empire in the Late Bronze Age) was part of the city's fortifications. The gate is decorated with a sculpture of the God of War in high relief and measuring 2.25m in height. The original relief can be seen today in the Museum of Ancient Civilizations in Ankara.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, March 24). King’s Gate in Hattusa. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10315/kings-gate-in-hattusa/

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Raddato, Carole. "King’s Gate in Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 24, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10315/kings-gate-in-hattusa/.

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Raddato, Carole. "King’s Gate in Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Mar 2019. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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