The Sphinxes Gate shows two sphinxes with obvious Egyptian influence. They wear wigs with hair reaching to their shoulders.
A study in the mid 1990s, supervised by Dr. Hatçe Baltacıoğlu of the Ankara Archaeological Museum, employing stratigraphic data as well as style critique, dates the Sphynxes Gate and the sculptures around it to the reign of Muwatalli (1306-1282 BC).
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Website of ‘anadolumedeniyetlerimuzesi.gov.tr’ – Annual report 1996.
The city had another gate, of which only the foundations have been found.
Here you see details of the relief's on the inside of the gate. It's a double headed eagle, a motive that's very ancient and is present also at the Assyrian colony at Kanesch (Kültepe). The animals in its / their (?) claws are probably hares.