Hotels for access to Hattusas Region
|King's Gate Hattusas||A Hittite bas-relief, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara|
|Yazilikaya, near Hattusas|
Hittites were among the early settlers in the Anatolian peninsula (Turkey).
They worshipped thousand gods. They built palaces and temples. They drank wine and blood of bull. The fledgling Hittite empire, became one of the super powers of the Ancient World along with Egypt and Babylone.
The wars they wage to Egypt in 1200 B.C. end with the first written peace agreement between states in history. The treaty is signed with King Ramses of Egypt and King Moursil of Hittite.
The empire came to an end with a torrential invasion of European origin that destroy their towns as well as Troy and other cities in Anatolia.
All the major Hittite sites are in Bogazkale National Park, about 3 hours drive from Ankara. Hattusas (Bogazkale) was the capital city of the Hittites. There are impressive writing and carvings on the rocks as well as ruins thousands of years old. Yazilikaya is a sanctuary very close to Bogazkale. Alacahoyuk is 20 km from Bogazkale and holds the Sphinx Gate.
No journey into Hittit world is complete until you visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, the finest archeological collection of every civilization that left a signiture on this land called Anatolia. If you would like to see some artwork which is 8000 years old, this place is for you.
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