Hattian Ceremonial Standard

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Carole Raddato
published on 23 February 2018

Sun disk made of bronze used as a ceremonial standard, from the pre-Hittite period (Hatti). These objects were used in religious ceremonies and were found in the royal tombs of Hattian times unearthed in Alacahöyük, 2500-2250 BCE. Hatti kings were buried in funeral ceremonies typically with 4-5 such symbols of similar design. (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, 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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Raddato, C. (2018, February 23). Hattian Ceremonial Standard. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8173/hattian-ceremonial-standard/

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