Lion Gate at Hattusa

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Carole Raddato
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published on 31 March 2019

The Lion Gate at Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire. The gate, dated to the 13th century BCE, was flanked by two towers. The head of the lion on the left had already been broken away in antiquity. It has been reconstructed in 2011. The lions were put at the entrance of the city to ward off evil.

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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 31). Lion Gate at Hattusa. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10341/lion-gate-at-hattusa/

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Raddato, Carole. "Lion Gate at Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10341/lion-gate-at-hattusa/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Lion Gate at Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2019. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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