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Lion Gate at Hattusa


Carole Raddato
published on 11 April 2016
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The Lion Gate at Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire. The gate, dated to the 13th century BCE, was flanked by two towers. The head of the lion on the left had already been broken away in antiquity. It has been reconstructed in 2011. The lions were put at the entrance of the city to ward off evil.

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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. (2016, April 11). Lion Gate at Hattusa. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Lion Gate at Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 11, 2016.

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Raddato, Carole. "Lion Gate at Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Apr 2016. Web. 25 Feb 2021.

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