Sphinx Gate in Hattusa

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Carole Raddato
published on 25 March 2019
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The Sphinx Gate in Hattusa (the capital of the Hittite Empire in the Late Bronze Age) was part of the city's fortifications. All four door jambs of the gate bore representations of Sphinxes. Only one original Sphinx is still in place while two others are kept in the local museum.

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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 25). Sphinx Gate in Hattusa. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10321/sphinx-gate-in-hattusa/

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Raddato, Carole. "Sphinx Gate in Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 25, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10321/sphinx-gate-in-hattusa/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Sphinx Gate in Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Mar 2019. Web. 27 Nov 2021.