• Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  <br />
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Black BackgroundThis goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  <br />
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 Grey art Background This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey art Background <br />
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This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt Double Sphinx  sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the entrance of Palace III Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7731.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool, and its Hittite relief scultures of Hittite gods.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Photo of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Ahiyakup, Ankara Phrygian, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sphinx. Curly-haired and bearded, the figure has the head of a human and the body of a lion, with its wings extending down to its tail. Muscles in its legs are schematic. There is a band on its head. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic.<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Young male servants of Kubaba while carrying sacrificial animals on their shoulders. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Right panel - Three figures each with a long dress, a thick belt and curly hair. The figure in front holds a spear with a broken tip in his left hand and a leafy branch in his right hand. The figure in the middle made his left hand a fist, and he carries a tool with his right hand at the level of his head. They are followed with a figure holding a sceptre in his left hand. All three have each a long sword at their waist. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Warrior.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure with a long dress, a thick belt and curly hair has a large egis on his back. The figures carries a spear in his right hand and a long sword at his waist.  <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two helmeted soldiers in short skirt carry shield on their backs and spear in their hands.<br />
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On a White Background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Chariot. One of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's headstall while the other throws arrows. There is a naked enemy with an arrow in his hip lying face down under the horse's feet. It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The tower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs.<br />
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On a White Background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C. Chariot. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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One of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's headstall while the other throws arrows. There is a naked enemy with an arrow in his hip lying face down under the horse's feet It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a hunt.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
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A kneeling figure on the top right is shooting arrows from a bow at a wild boar. Below them deer are grazing. Another hunter is in the bottom right of the panel but has been badly weathered.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 BC. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure playing a musical instrument similar to a guitar is followed by another figure carrying an animal. The stem of the musical instrument is fringed. The left side of the Orthostat is uncompleted. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Upright picture of Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Jugglers and acrobats.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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The juggler facing towards left, with long hair and a short dress, swallows a dagger; the smaller acrobats behind go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures have horned headdresses and earrings with a huge ring on their ears. It is thought that the acrobats are of different nationality, which is the reason why they are depicted smaller. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against grey background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting musicians playing instruments. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against grey background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite a lion and stele of Hittite gogs. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting a Hittite chariot. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against art background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting man with wolves. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against white background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting the Egyptian God Bes. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against white background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite winged God. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of Hittite Storm God Tarhunzas ( Tarḫunz Tarḫunna or in Hurrian Teshub or in Phoenician Baal Krntrys ). 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.  Against grey background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of Hittite Storm God Tarhunzas ( Tarḫunz Tarḫunna or in Hurrian Teshub or in Phoenician Baal Krntrys ). 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.  Against grey background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.   Against grey background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.  Against art background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of Hittite Storm God Tarhunzas ( Tarḫunz Tarḫunna or in Hurrian Teshub or in Phoenician Baal Krntrys ). 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against grey art background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate ancient Hittite stele stone slabs with carvings of the Luwian language hieroglyphics known as the Karatepe bilingual, which allowed academics to translate Hittite hieroglyphs. 8th century BC discovered in 1946. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • 9th Cent BC Neo- Hittite basalt slabs with Hieroglyphic Inscriptions about the activities of King Urhilina & his son. from Hama, Syria. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of a Bull from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7709.
  • Moulding of 8th Cent. BC late Hittite rock relief . Warpalas, King of Tyana land, praying in front of a plant & storm god Tarhunza. From Ivriz (Konya, Ergeli) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7869.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Relief panels orthostat from Sam 'al /Zincirli. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin . Museum Inv No: VA  8856
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bull. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Neo Hittite Period Hieroglyphic inscription on a stone orthostat - Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite bronze figure with a mask, Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Close up of Hittite relief scultures of Hittite godsEflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Close up of lower relief sculptures of Hittite gods at Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Close up of Hittite relief scultures of Hittite godsEflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool, and its Hittite relief scultures of Hittite gods.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Picture & imafe of Relief of God of War. Limestone, Kings Gate, Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ). 14th - 13th Century BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The warrior depicted in high relief is dressed in a decorated skirt. The relief takes place on the interior part of the King's gate facing city, to the east of the city walls. He carries a crescent-handled short sword in his belt. The relief is identified as god depiction since the horns on the headdress are the indication of a god.  <br />
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  • Relief of God of War. Limestone, Kings Gate, Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ). 14th - 13th Century BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The warrior depicted in high relief is dressed in a decorated skirt. The relief takes place on the interior part of the King's gate facing city, to the east of the city walls. He carries a crescent-handled short sword in his belt. The relief is identified as god depiction since the horns on the headdress are the indication of a god.  <br />
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  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Kucukevler, Ankara., 1200-700 B.C. Walking horse. Muscles in the legs of the figure are schematic. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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  • Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion. <br />
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  • Photo of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Atateirk Orman ciftligi, Ankara, 12OO-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Winged griffin with a bird's head and a lion's body. There is a bird's head at the end of its tail. The chest was processed like fish scales. Its wing extends along the body. Muscles in its legs are schematic. <br />
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  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Ahiyakup, Ankara Phrygian, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sphinx. Curly-haired and bearded, the figure has the head of a human and the body of a lion, with its wings extending down to its tail. Muscles in its legs are schematic. There is a band on its head. <br />
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  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Figure of a walking bull. <br />
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  • Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion. <br />
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  • Pictures & images of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. <br />
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  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Bull-man holding the trunk of the tree. The waist-down part of the figure is in the form of a bull. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two bull-men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull-like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Water Gate. Basalt, 900 - 700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
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Fragment of Two bull men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure sitting on a stool to the left of the table holds a goblet in his right hand which he raised upwards. Behind, there is a servant with a fan in his hand. On the other side of the table is another servant waits with a vessel in the hands. The rightmost figure plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with the tassel on the handle. <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two bull-men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull-like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish). 900-700 BC . Stag. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. With his large and many branched antler, he walks towards the right. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish). 900-700 BC . Stag. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. With his large and many branched antler, he walks towards the right. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Two animals struggling with each other. The lion attacking the bull holds the bull's chin and turns it backwards.  <br />
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  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Young male servants of Kubaba while carrying sacrificial animals on their shoulders. <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Young male servants of Kubaba while carrying sacrificial animals on their shoulders. <br />
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  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Young male servants of Kubaba while carrying sacrificial animals on their shoulders. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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It is a depiction of three marching female figures in long dress with a high headdress at their head. These women are considered to be the nuns of the Goddess Kubaba. The figures in the front and behind have a round mirror in their right hand while the figure in the middle has a bunch of spica in her right hand. Figures carry objects similar to a sceptre in their left hand.  <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Basalt, Kargamis, Gaziantepe, 900 - 700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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It is a depiction of three marching female figures in long dress with a high headdress at their head. These women are considered to be the nuns of the Goddess Kubaba. The figures in the front and behind have a bunch of spicy in their right hand while the figure in the middle has an empty right hand. Figures carry objects similar to a sceptre in their left hand. <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Marching female figures. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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It is a depiction of three marching female figures in long dress with a high headdress at their head. These women are considered to be the nuns of the Goddess Kubaba. They have a bunch of Spica in their right hand, and objects similar to a sceptre in their left hand.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. End of pannels. The godess is saeted on a chair which is on a lion. she hold a mirror in her right hand and a pomegranate in her left.<br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Musicians. Two musicians with short arms, wearing long dresses and wide belts; one plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with tassels on the handle while the other plays the flute. The third small figure holds castanets (?) in his hands. The figure on the right wears a short skirt, contrary to the others. She dances over her finger tips with her hands over her head. <br />
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  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Military parade. Two helmeted soldiers in short skirts carry the shield on their backs and the spears in their hands. <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from the Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Military parade. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Two helmeted soldiers in short skirts carry the shield on their backs and the spears in their hands.  <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Hieroglyph panel1 (left) - Discourse of Yariris. Yariris presents his predecessor, the eldest son Kamanis, to his people. <br />
Second From left panel 2  -  King Araras holds his son Kamanis from the wrist. King carries a sceptre in his hand and a sword at his waist while the prince leans on a stick and carries a sword on his shoulder. <br />
Hieroglyphs reads; "This is Kamanis and his siblings.) held his hand and despite the fact that he is a child, I located him on the temple. This is Yariris' image".  <br />
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Panel 3 - This panels scene showing 8 out of 10 children of the King, the hieroglyphs reads as follows: "Malitispas, Astitarhunzas, Tamitispas,Isikaritispas, Sikaras, Halpawaris, Ya hilatispas". Above, there are three figures holding knucklebones (astragalus) and one figure walking by leaning on a stick; below are two each figures playing the knucklebones and turning whirligigs.<br />
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Panel 4 - The queen carries her youngest son. The hieroglyphs located above read; "and this is Tuwarsais; the prince desired by the ruler, whose exclusiveness has been exposed". While the queen carries her son in her lap, she holds the rope of the colt coming behind with her other hand. The muscles of the colt are schematic. <br />
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  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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This panels scene showing 8 out of 10 children of the King, the hieroglyphs reads as follows: "Malitispas, Astitarhunzas, Tamitispas,Isikaritispas, Sikaras, Halpawaris, Ya hilatispas". Above, there are three figures holding knucklebones (astragalus) and one figure walking by leaning on a stick; below are two each figures playing the knucklebones and turning whirligigs.  <br />
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  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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King Araras holds his son Kamanis from the wrist. King carries a sceptre in his hand and a sword at his waist while the prince leans on a stick and carries a sword on his shoulder. <br />
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Hieroglyphs reads; "This is Kamanis and his siblings. I held his hand and despite the fact that he is a child, I located him on the temple. This is Yariris' image".  <br />
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  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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King Araras holds his son Kamanis from the wrist. King carries a sceptre in his hand and a sword at his waist while the prince leans on a stick and carries a sword on his shoulder. <br />
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Hieroglyphs reads; "This is Kamanis and his siblings. I held his hand and despite the fact that he is a child, I located him on the temple. This is Yariris' image".  <br />
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  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C.  Warrior.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure with a long dress, a thick belt and curly hair has a large egis on his back. The figures carries a spear in his right hand and a long sword at his waist. <br />
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  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two helmeted soldiers in short skirt carry shield on their backs and spear in their hands.<br />
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  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two helmeted soldiers in short skirt carry shield on their backs and spear in their hands.<br />
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  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god. <br />
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On a White Background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god. <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel  of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum.<br />
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 The hieroglyphics reads; "I am Win-a-tis, beloved wife of my Lord Suhi, wherever and whenever my husband honours his name, he will honour my name as well with favours". Underneath, there are two goddess figures, one is naked with a horned head, holding her breasts with her hands. Her genitalia is indicated by a triangle. <br />
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On a gray background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel  of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum.<br />
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 The hieroglyphics reads; "I am Win-a-tis, beloved wife of my Lord Suhi, wherever and whenever my husband honours his name, he will honour my name as well with favours". Underneath, there are two goddess figures, one is naked with a horned head, holding her breasts with her hands. Her genitalia is indicated by a triangle. <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. Goddess is depicted from the profile. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She carries a one-horned headdress on her head. Her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder . <br />
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On a gray background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. Goddess is depicted from the profile. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She carries a one-horned headdress on her head. Her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder . <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. Goddess is depicted from the profile. The part below the chest of the relief is broken. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She carries a one-horned headdress on her head. Her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder. The text in the hieroglyphics is not understood. The lower part of the relief has been restored. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. Goddess is depicted from the profile. The part below the chest of the relief is broken. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She carries a one-horned headdress on her head. Her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder. The text in the hieroglyphics is not understood. The lower part of the relief has been restored. <br />
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On a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. Goddess is depicted from the profile. The part below the chest of the relief is broken. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She carries a one-horned headdress on her head. Her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder. The text in the hieroglyphics is not understood. The lower part of the relief has been restored. <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Goddess Kubaba. Goddess is depicted from the profile. The part below the chest of the relief is broken. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She carries a one-horned headdress on her head. Her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder. The text in the hieroglyphics is not understood. The lower part of the relief has been restored. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall. Close up of Chariot. Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish). Anatolian Civilisations Museum.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 -700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Chariot. One of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's headstall while the other throws arrows. There is a naked enemy with an arrow in his hip lying face down under the horse's feet. It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs.<br />
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On a White Background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Chariot. One of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's headstall while the other throws arrows. There is a naked enemy with an arrow in his hip lying face down under the horse's feet It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. . <br />
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On a White Background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 -700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Chariot. One of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's headstall while the other throws arrows. There is a naked enemy with an arrow in his hip lying face down under the horse's feet. It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs.<br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 - 700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Chariot. One of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's headstall while the other throws arrows. There is a naked enemy with an arrow in his hip lying face down under the horse's feet It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. <br />
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On a gray background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite sculpted Orthostats panel from the  Long Wall.  Limestone, Kargarmis, Gaziantep, 900 - 700 BC,  Hieroglyph. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the epigraph with hieroglyph, he narrates that the gods were provoked against him, the account of the cities conquered and the spoils of war; that he allocated a share for the gods, and that he instigated the mighty king Tarhunza and the other gods. In the other lines, he demands that people should present offerings to statues but should evil-intentioned people be among them, such person individuals be punished by the gods.  <br />
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On a gray background.
  • Hittite sculpted orthostats panels of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Soldiers. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Figures of helmeted warriors. They have their shield in their back and their spear in their hand. The prisoner in their front is depicted as small. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Photo of Hittite sculpted orthostats panels of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Soldiers. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Figures of helmeted warriors. They have their shield in their back and their spear in their hand. The prisoner in their front is depicted as small. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite sculpted orthostats of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Soldiers. Figure of three helmeted warriors. They have their shield in their back and their spear in their hand. The prisoners in their front are depicted as small. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with wring / braiding motifs.<br />
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On a gray background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite sculpted orthostats panels of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Soldiers. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Figure of two helmeted warriors. They have their shield in their back and their spear in their hand. The prisoner in their front is depicted as small. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. <br />
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On a gray background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Military parade. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three helmeted soldiers in short skirts carry the shield on their backs and the spears in their hands. The bottom right part of the relief was left untreated since the pedestal stood in front of it.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Military parade. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three helmeted soldiers in short skirts carry the shield on their backs and the spears in their hands. The bottom right part of the relief was left untreated since the pedestal stood in front of it. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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A pair of kneeling bull on either side of the tree of life, one each foot is on the tree, the other feet are bend towards the abdomen.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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A pair of kneeling bull on either side of the tree of life, one each foot is on the tree, the other feet are bend towards the abdomen.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two sphinxes standing on their hind legs on both sides attack to the winged horse standing on its hind legs in the middle.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two sphinxes standing on their hind legs on both sides attack to the winged horse standing on its hind legs in the middle.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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This relief tells the story the killing of Humbaba, protective deity of the cedar forests, by Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The figures standing on both sides hold, with one hand, the arms of the figure in the middle transversally while they stab the dagger on the head of the figure.  <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Depiction of a horse walking .<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
Depiction of a horse walking
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
Depiction of a horse walking <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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A short-dressed and winged demon (mixed creature), and on the third face is the Storm God. The Storm God holds a triple lightning bundle in his left hand and a hammer in his right hand. His both arms are in an upright position. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Winged protective god holds a branch with fruits. in his left hand, and a fruit in his right hand.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Winged protective god holds a branch with fruits. in his left hand, and a fruit in his right hand.<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Lion Men. Limestone, 1399-1301 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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There are two lion-men with a sword at their waists on both sides of the tree of life. The figure on the right holds a sickle in his left hand resting on his shoulder and a symbol his right hand. The figure on the left carries a double-faced ax in his right hand. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Picture of the Hittite Hittite Fasillar Monument, finished replica of 13th century BC original. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey art background.<br />
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The original is an unfinished monumental stele that is situated fiat on the back on a slope at the immediate vicinity of the village Fasillar within the Konya province, Beysehir. This is an exact replica of the original that was made of trachyte igneous rock. This represents the origin& that was cast into the mould of the same dimensions and colour. <br />
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The height from the toes to the top of the lions is 7,40 meters. There is also a socket that is 80 cm. Long inserted into the basement. The Hittite monument dates from the end of 13th century BC There appears the great God higher than 4 meters stepping on the smaller mountain God that is accompanied by the lions on.
  • Close up of the Hittite Fasillar Monument, finished replica of 13th century BC original. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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The original is an unfinished monumental stele that is situated fiat on the back on a slope at the immediate vicinity of the village Fasillar within the Konya province, Beysehir. This is an exact replica of the original that was made of trachyte igneous rock. This represents the origin& that was cast into the mould of the same dimensions and colour. <br />
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The height from the toes to the top of the lions is 7,40 meters. There is also a socket that is 80 cm. Long inserted into the basement. The Hittite monument dates from the end of 13th century BC There appears the great God higher than 4 meters stepping on the smaller mountain God that is accompanied by the lions on.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Hunters - A human figure with a spear in his hands attacking to a lion with two dogs helping him. The lion is on the defensive. One of the dogs has climbed on the back of the lion and bites it while the other attacks towards the lion's belly. The lion steps over the dog with its left hind foot.  <br />
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  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a hunt.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
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A kneeling figure on the top right is shooting arrows from a bow at a wild boar. Below them deer are grazing. Another hunter is in the bottom right of the panel but has been badly weathered.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a hunt.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
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A kneeling figure on the top right is shooting arrows from a bow at a wild boar. Below them deer are grazing. Another hunter is in the bottom right of the panel but has been badly weathered.<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399-1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Four deer figures are depicted in various positions with a flower in the lower right corner and a tree in the upper left corner. A faded human figure and an animal figure in the upper section are noteworthy. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399-1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Four deer figures are depicted in various positions with a flower in the lower right corner and a tree in the upper left corner. A faded human figure and an animal figure in the upper section are noteworthy. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399-1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Four deer figures are depicted in various positions with a flower in the lower right corner and a tree in the upper left corner. A faded human figure and an animal figure in the upper section are noteworthy. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Landscape picture of Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Jugglers and acrobats.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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The juggler facing towards left, with long hair and a short dress, swallows a dagger; the smaller acrobats behind go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures have horned headdresses and earrings with a huge ring on their ears. It is thought that the acrobats are of different nationality, which is the reason why they are depicted smaller.  <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Landscape picture of Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Jugglers and acrobats.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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The juggler facing towards left, with long hair and a short dress, swallows a dagger; the smaller acrobats behind go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures have horned headdresses and earrings with a huge ring on their ears. It is thought that the acrobats are of different nationality, which is the reason why they are depicted smaller. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Landscape picture of Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Jugglers and acrobats.  Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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The juggler facing towards left, with long hair and a short dress, swallows a dagger; the smaller acrobats behind go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures have horned headdresses and earrings with a huge ring on their ears. It is thought that the acrobats are of different nationality, which is the reason why they are depicted smaller. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.  <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
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Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure with a sharp and horned headdress (probably a god) sitting on a stool with a short backrest, with a figure (probably the figure of a king) worshipping to it. Both figures wear a large and ring-shaped earring. Among them is a hieroglyph, the symbol of divinity.<br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. <br />
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The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
 Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against grey background

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