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Eagle Relief at Alacahöyük


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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