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Pictures of Karatepe Aslantas Hittite Art Sculptures.





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Karatepe Aslantas is a Hittite archaeological site in southern Anatolia, Turkey. Karatepe was built as a Hittite fortress on the ancient Akyol trade caravan route which connected Cilicia in the southern palins with Central Anatolia and was used by Phoenician traders who traded manufactured goods for raw metals. Karatepe fortress is also situated on the edge of a gorge and controlled cedar wood that was floated down the ricer Ceyhan ( Pyramos) from Kadirli to the coast to be used in ship...
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