The Sphinx Gate, Alacahöyük (Hittite settlement)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 11 April 2016
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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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About the Author

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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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2016, April 11). The Sphinx Gate, Alacahöyük (Hittite settlement). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4891/the-sphinx-gate-alacahoyuk-hittite-settlement/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Sphinx Gate, Alacahöyük (Hittite settlement)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 11, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4891/the-sphinx-gate-alacahoyuk-hittite-settlement/.

MLA Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Sphinx Gate, Alacahöyük (Hittite settlement)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Apr 2016. Web. 04 Aug 2021.