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Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 2nd milleniumBC
Date of Inscription: 1986
Location: Eurasia, Turkey, District of Sungurlu, Çorum Province
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Description: Formerly the capital of the Hittite Empire, the archaeological site of Hattusha is noteworthy for its urban order, the kinds of construction that have been preserved, such as temples, royal residences, fortifications, the affluent adornment of the Lions' Gate and the Royal Gate, and the rock art collection at Yazilikaya. In the 2nd millennium B.C. the city had extensive influence in Anatolia and northern Syria. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire. The site is located near the modern-day town and district center of Boğazkale (40°01′11″N, 34°36′55″E), formerly named Boğazköy, in Çorum Province in north-east Central Anatolia, Turkey, at a distance of 90 km from the province seat of Çorum. The region is set in a loop of the Kızıl River (Marashantiya in Hittite sources and Halys in Classical Antiquity) in central Anatolia, about 200 km (125 miles) east of Ankara. Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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