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"İFT BAŞLI KARTAL"

BİN TANRILI TOPRAKLAR_ALACAHYK VE ORUM
(HATTİ, HURRİ, LUVİ, SMER, AKAD, ASUR VB.)
TRKİYE

The Sphinxes Gate shows two sphinxes with obvious Egyptian influence. They wear wigs with hair reaching to their shoulders. They date from the 1600-1200 BC Great Hittite Empire, when nearby Hattusha (Bogazkale, see the gallery) was the capital. The city had another gate, of which only the foundations have been found.

Here you see details of the relief's on the inside of the gate. It's A DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE, a motive that's very ancient and is present also at the Assyrian colony at Kanesch (Kltepe). The animals in its / their (?) claws are probably hares.

NOT: BİNLERCE YIL NCE ANADOLUDA YAŞAMIŞ UYGARLIKLAR TARAFINDAN BİR G SEMBOL OLARAK KABUL EDİLEN VE KULLANILAN İFT BAŞLI KARTAL, BU GN DE AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ (ABD)'NİN BAYRAĞINDA G SEMBOL OLARAK KULLANILMAKTADIR.

Alacahyk is extremely old, having been inhabited in 4000 BC. You can there see the remains of many Hittite buildings, though there is not much to see, it gives you some impression of the size of the town. As usual what remains are mainly the ruins of palaces and temples. Visible also are some kings graves (compare the replica in the orum museum). And of course the gate to this all. Two sphinxes flank an entrance, at their feet are some good reliefs. They show according to the Lonely Planet Guide storm-god worshipping ceremonies and festivals with acrobats, priests and the Hittite king and queen.

ALACAHYK

Alacahyk, M 4000 yılında ilk yerleşimin gerekleştiği, ok eski bir yer. Orada Hitit binalarının kalıntılarını bulabilirsiniz. Grecek ok fazla bir şey olmasa da, bir ile byklğ kadar izlenim ediniyorsunuz. Her zamanki gibi, kalıntılar, genelde saray ve tapınak harabeleri. Bazı kralların mezarları da grnyor (orum Mzesindeki kopyasıyla karşılaştırın). Tabi btn bunlara bir de kapıyı ekleyin. Girişin iki yanında duran iki sfenks var, onların ayaklarında da gzel kabartmalar. Lonely Planet kılavuzuna gre bunlar; akrobatların, din adamlarının ve Hitit kral ve kraliesinin katıldığı, fırtına tanrısına ibadet etmek iin yapılan tren ve festivalleri gsteriyor.

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