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Hattusha Lion Gate

The Lion Gate at Bogazkoy, Turkey (in the ruins of city of Hattusha); Hittite; c. 1400 BC; the stone gates to the city would have arched in a parabola, with huge towers on either side. A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lion Gate-Hittite BC XIV-Bogazkoy, Corum by Gultekin Cizgen - Civilizations of Turkey - Images - Picture Gallery - Travelers' Stories About Turkey

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Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization

Genesis 23 reports that Abraham buried Sarah in the Cave of Machpelah purchased from Ephron the Hittite. 2 Samuel 11 tells of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite. A century ago the Hittites were unknown outside of the OT. In 1906, however, archaeologists discovered the ruins of Hattusas, Turkey the ancient Hittite capital at what is today called Boghazkoy; its vast collection of Hittite historical records, which showed an empire flourishing in the mid-second millennium…


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Hittites - The very famous gate of two sphinxes of Hattuša, the capital of great Hittite Empire. This is the first empire that was centered in ancient Turkey. Their language is related to Latin, Celtic, Germanic, Baltic languages, etc. at Anatolia. Turkey.