Alacahöyük Bronze Standards

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Carole Raddato
published on 10 March 2021

The Alacahöyük Bronze Standards are a series of Hattian bronze objects found among the grave goods in the royal tombs in Alacahöyük, a Neolithic and Hittite settlement situated in Alaca, in the Çorum Province of Turkey. The standards are divided into two main groups; one group consists of individual animals (deer or bulls) and the other of discs or rings (with or without images of animals). Early Bronze Age, late 3rd millennium BCE. Many of these items are on display in the Anatolian Civilization Museum in Ankara.

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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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