The Hittits Capital Hattusa. Alacahöyük and Sapinuva


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ISBN / ISSN: 9786055940225
Publish date and place: 2013 / İstanbul
Language: English
Cover Type: Softcover
Condition: New
Product Size: 125 x 190 mm
Product Weight: 300 gr

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136 pp, color figures, pb, in English.

The most important examples of Hittite architecture are found in the capital Hattusa (Boğazköy). All the details of them can be seen on the walls, and gates and towers surrounding the city and castles, the palaces, temples, archive buildings and all other structures within the city. Reading the thousands of tablets found in the archives of Hattusa, we can glean information on the history, religion, economy, politics and social status of the Hittites.The settlement in Alacahöyük, to the north of the capital Hattusa, was introduced to the world by W. J. Hamilton, an English voyager, in 1835. As well as Alacahöyük, Gölpınar Hittite Dam (the largest and oldest known dam in Asia Minor), Kalınkaya quarry, Kalınkaya Taştoptepe Tumulus, and the ruins of Kalehisar and Behramşah Külliye, the guide book also describes the another capital Shapinuwa, where the Hittite kings resided, and which was discovered in the most recent excavations, the Settlement of Pazarlı, Eskiyapar Tumulus, the hill of Hüseyin Dede, and the Early Bronze Age Settlement and Cemetery of Resuloğlu. The Museum of Boğazköy, is a pit stop for all travellers willing to discover the mysteries of the Hittite world, and is covered in detail, as well as the Museums of Alacahöyuk and Çorum. The photos of the Hatti and Hittite pieces exhibited in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara are presented in the related sections of the book. The map of the region guides travellers with a detailed route plan of Hattusa and plans of important buildings. The sites in the Hattusa plan are numbered according to chapters, so they are easily understandable. The drawings of the god and goddess reliefs on the Hittite Pantheon, and the translation of the Hittite inscriptions, assist in gaining greater knowledge of the Hittite World.

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