photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Ankara pictures >> Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum >> Early Bronze Age > Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum september 2014 1404.jpg
previous | next
Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum september 2014 1404.jpg
03-Sep-2014 Dick Osseman

Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum september 2014 1404.jpg

Representation of twin gods or goddesses. From Alacahöyük (tomb H).
Hatti-culture, c. 2400 BC. Gold, 4 x 4 cm.

The Hattians were an ancient people who inhabited the ‘Land of Hatti’ (present-day central Anatolia). The group was documented at least as early as the empire of Sargon of Akkad (c. 2300 BC). The Hattians were organised in city-states and small kingdoms or principalities. These cities were well organized and ruled as theocratic principalities, until they were gradually absorbed c.2000–1700 BC by the Indo-European Hittites. The latter became identified with the ‘Land of Hatti’, although they had nothing in common with their precursors, neither ethnographically nor linguistically.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Gods and goddesses – Museum of Anatolian civilizations’ & Wikipedia .

Nikon D4
1/80s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso1600 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
comment | share