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Yazilikaya pictures - Hittite pictures

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The Yazılıkaya complex dates from the mid 13th century BC. It was largely constructed under king Tudhaliya IV, who was the last but second king of the Hittites. In front of the two rock chambers with stonework stood some buildings, of which only the foundations remain. There would be a portal, next a courtyard surrounded by columns and some chambers, and finally the inner sanctuary of the rock chambers. They are called A and B. A is thought to have been used for New Year celebrations, B may have been used for burial rituals. There was an extension to a chamber C, that certainly was used for burial ritual. Already in the 15th century a sanctuary existed here, but the rock chambers were unadorned and there were no buildings in front. It is three kilometres from here to the former Hittite city of Bogazkale. See also Alacahöyük and the later Karatepe.

For an excellent collection of Hittite pictures from several sources - with clickable map - see Monuments of the Hittites by Tayfun Bilgin who kindly informed me on proper captions for some of my pictures also.
Yazilikaya room A
Yazilikaya room A
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya room A
Yazilikaya room A
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya Gods and godesses
Yazilikaya Gods and godesses
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya god in procession
Yazilikaya god in procession
Yazilikaya god in procession
Yazilikaya god in procession
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya procession of gods
Yazilikaya sun god
Yazilikaya sun god
Yazilikaya sun god
Yazilikaya sun god
Yazilikaya sun god
Yazilikaya sun god
Yazilikaya explication room A
Yazilikaya explication room A
Yazilikaya Hepat and Sarruma
Yazilikaya Hepat and Sarruma
Yazilikaya Goddess Hepat and sun Sarruma
Yazilikaya Goddess Hepat and sun Sarruma
Yazilikaya panthers under feet gods
Yazilikaya panthers under feet gods
Yazilikaya goddess
Yazilikaya goddess
Yazilikaya Twin goddesses and double headed eagle
Yazilikaya Twin goddesses and double headed eagle
Yazilikaya double headed eagle
Yazilikaya double headed eagle
Yazilikaya King Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya King Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya King Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya King Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya King Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya King Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya room B
Yazilikaya room B
Yazilikaya room B
Yazilikaya room B
Yazilikaya sword god and Sarruma
Yazilikaya sword god and Sarruma
Yazilikaya sword god
Yazilikaya sword god
Yazilikaya sword god
Yazilikaya sword god
Yazilikaya detail sword god
Yazilikaya detail sword god
Yazilikaya head sword god
Yazilikaya head sword god
Yazilikaya Sarruma and king Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya Sarruma and king Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya head Sarruma
Yazilikaya head Sarruma
Yazilikaya king Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya king Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya detail scene Sarruma and Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya detail scene Sarruma and Tudhaliya
Yazilikaya procession of gods in room B
Yazilikaya procession of gods in room B
Yazilikaya detail procession of gods
Yazilikaya detail procession of gods
Yazilikaya buildings in front
Yazilikaya buildings in front
Yazilikaya the sanctuary
Yazilikaya the sanctuary
Yazilikaya leaving room B
Yazilikaya leaving room B
Yazilikaya passage to room B
Yazilikaya passage to room B
Yazilikaya looking towards Bogazkale
Yazilikaya looking towards Bogazkale