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Hattusha, Bogazkale

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Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. Its ruins lie near modern Boğazkale, Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızılırmak River (Hittite: Marashantiya; Greek: Halys).Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.SurroundingsThe landscape surrounding the city included rich agricultural fields and hill lands for pasture as well as woods. Smaller woods are still found outside the city, but in ancient times, they were far more widespread. This meant the inhabitants had an excellent supply of timber when building their houses and other structures. The fields provided the people with a subsistence crop of wheat, barley and lentils. Flax was also harvested, but their primary source for clothing was sheep wool. They also hunted deer in the forest, but this was probably only a luxury reserved for the nobility. Domestic animals provided meat.There were several other settlements in the vicinity, such as the rock shrine at Yazılıkaya and the town at Alacahöyük. Since the rivers in the area are unsuitable for major ships, all transport to and from Hattusa had to go by land.
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  • Your path to the falls, you can come to this side of the ancient city of Corum. You drive from here. Then you can visit the Museum in boğazkale.
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  • UNESCO added Aksum world heritage site in 1986 by the 9 values. Treaty of Kadesh the Egyptians with the Hittites in Boğazkale text tablet in between. The first settlement in the region marks the CHALCOLITHIC (stone) age, i.e. up to 5000 years BC.  Most of the buildings survive to the present day, such as the city walls, BC 13. in the 21st century. If you plan a trip without a guide, by finding previously trip notes to read from the internet. Example: in the capital of antiquity valued bogazkale-arinal InfoTech/almost all of the museums of works (overseas, İstanbul, Ankara, Boğazkale, Corum). In this region, 31,519 cuneiform tablets have been found in pieces. These are Akadça and is written as a State archive documents Hittite laws, agreements and correspondence, composed of religious and literary text. The relief sculpture and rock still exist in the city processed is a copy of a section of the original figures.
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  • You must allocate a large time because it's an ancient city distributed over a wide area, be sure to take a hat and water.
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