Sphinx Gate at Alacahöyük

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Carole Raddato
published on 06 April 2019

The Sphinx Gate at Alacahöyük (the site of a Neolithic and Hittite settlement in central Turkey) was built in the 14th century BCE. It was the south entrance of the city and was fortified with towers. It was flanked by sphinx protomes sculpted in monolith stone. The sphinxes were the protectors of the city.

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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, April 06). Sphinx Gate at Alacahöyük. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10409/sphinx-gate-at-alacahoyuk/

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Raddato, Carole. "Sphinx Gate at Alacahöyük." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 06, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10409/sphinx-gate-at-alacahoyuk/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Sphinx Gate at Alacahöyük." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2019. Web. 26 Mar 2023.