Fraktin Hittite Rock Relief

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 28 April 2016
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The Fraktin Hittite rock relief dating back to the mid-13th century BCE. It is located in the district of Kayseri in Turkey. The left section shows the Hittite king Hattusili III making an offering to the weather god. In front of each of their heads are hieroglyphic symbols, naming the depicted individuals. In the middle scene is king Hattusili III's wife, Tawannanna Puduhepa, making a libation to the Sun goddess Hebat. The third part of the relief consists of massive Luwian hieroglyphs.

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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 28). Fraktin Hittite Rock Relief. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4996/fraktin-hittite-rock-relief/

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Raddato, Carole. "Fraktin Hittite Rock Relief." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 28, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4996/fraktin-hittite-rock-relief/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Fraktin Hittite Rock Relief." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Apr 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.