Eagle Relief at Alacahöyük

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Carole Raddato
published on 06 April 2019
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The inner face of the Sphinx Gate built in the 14th century BCE at Alacahöyük (the site of a Neolithic and Hittite settlement in central Turkey) was decorated with a double-headed eagle engraved as a low relief. The eagle holds rabbits in its claws. The legs of a goddess walking towards the city can be seen above the eagle.

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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). Eagle Relief at Alacahöyük. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10410/eagle-relief-at-alacahoyuk/

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Raddato, Carole. "Eagle Relief at Alacahöyük." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 06, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10410/eagle-relief-at-alacahoyuk/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Eagle Relief at Alacahöyük." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2019. Web. 11 Jul 2024.