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... there, but it looks totally out of place as it is brand new.
In addition, they had built a wall fortification, a rampart with a tunnel. The tunnel is the first known structure with a triangular keystone. We climb the ramparts to the tunnel. Once through the tunnel we see the lion gate with the lions facing outward. We climb some dangerous and steep stairs to the top of the rampart to see the ...
Fri May 30, Flying People and Flying Carpets
The brave and the hardy were ready at 4:45 to go ballooning over the fairy chimneys. The rest of us slept in. The remainder of the day was easy.
We went to Avanos Hali, a fabulous carpet shop. We saw young women making the carpets. The first young woman was moving so fast we couldn't see what she was doing. ...
... the lions to make it look like the original several millinnia ago. They could have accomplished this as a separate sculpture.
We were also able to see the 12' relief of ...
... off so I had Hattusa, the Hittite capital, to myself (until the tour buses started arriving). Equipped with a learned guidebook, I spent 3 very contented hours wandering the site of this C14 BC city. The road around the site is 5kms long. Wildflowers peppered amongst the remnants of the nerve centre of a once powerful empire. So powerful that it defeated Rameses II of Egypt (and held off the Assyrians). A great morning.
... the conquerors of Babylon and challengers of the Egyptian pharaohs. Hattusha was their ruling center and the site of their temples to the Storm God and other deities. At its peak, the city was comprised of an inner and outer portion, both surrounded by massive walls (some of their foundations are still visible) which were erected between 1344 and 1322 BC. The outer wall contained elaborate ...
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