Neo-Hittite King Suppiluliuma

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Carole Raddato
published on 09 March 2021
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Neo-Hittite statue of King Suppiluliuma unearthed in 2012 at Kunulua, the capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina (1000-738 BCE) in southeastern Turkey. The remains of the figure stand approximately 1.5 meters in height, suggesting a total height of 3.5 to 4 meters. The figure’s left hand holds a shaft of wheat and its right hand holds a spear. King Suppiluliuma reigned in the 9th century BCE and is likely to be the same king who fought against the Neo-Assyrian invasion of Shalmaneser III. Hatay Archaeology 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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