Fraktin Hittite Rock Relief

Translation Fundraiser

In order for students around the world to be able to learn about history for free, we must provide content in many different languages. Donate today and help us translate so that we can make a truly global impact. Thank you!
$950 / $3000

Illustration

Carole Raddato
by
published on 28 April 2016
Send to Google Classroom:

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.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

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.

Cite This Work

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/

Chicago Style

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

MLA Style

Raddato, Carole. "Fraktin Hittite Rock Relief." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Apr 2016. Web. 29 Nov 2021.

Membership