The Sphinx Gate of Alaca Höyük, Turkey. Showing strong evidence for Egyptian influence, the Hittite Sphinx Gate likely served as the main entrance into Alaca Höyük, and is located near the palace area. Photos courtesy & taken by Samuel Tristán.
Hattusas-Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. It was found to be located near modern Boğazkale in Çorum - Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızılırmak River. Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in
[TURKEY.CENTRAL 26993 'King's Gate in Hattusha.' A warrior god adorns one of the giant slabs that form the King's Gate in the eastern city wall off Hattusha, the Hittite capital situated near the village of Bogazköy (north of Yozgat). The gate, dating from the 14th century BC, was constructed in the form of a pointed arch, the upper part of which is now lost. The relief with the god is a replica; the original is kept in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara. Photo Mick ...
Hattusha: the Hittite Capital The archaeological site of Hattusha, former capital of the Hittite Empire, is notable for its urban organization, the types of construction that have been preserved (temples, royal residences, fortifications), the rich ornamentation of the Lions' Gate and the Royal Gate, and the ensemble of rock art at Yazilikaya. The city enjoyed considerable influence in Anatolia and northern Syria in the 2nd millennium B.C.