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Hattusha

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Address: Ankara, Turkey

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Hattusha

Hattusha is an interesting place, although it is a couple of holes in the ground. Not everyones taste but it may bring out the archaeologist in you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Hattusha is an interesting place, although it is a couple of holes in the ground. Not everyones taste but it may bring out the archaeologist in you.

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Exciting to see such a remote place that was the centre of an amazing empire. Interesting topography. Also near other sites.

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Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you are interested in old civilizations, then you should make a stop here for at least a couple of hours. Hattusha is deemed to be a World Heritage site. There is plenty of signage in English explaining the various historical areas of interest. At present they are still doing some excavating, though it appears at a snail's pace. There... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed in Bogazkale and walked to Hattusha. The road through the ruins takes you to the most significant of the sites, though you are free to walk wherever you like. Because we were not on a tour, we were able to stay for nearly three hours and we were never bored. Great signage in Turkish and English. What was... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a unique way to discover the ancient Hittite Capital. the entrance is a restored ancient Gate, and the site is enormous, but spending one day there is a must.

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usa
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77 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A large site dating back to 1700 BCE, the site has remains of walls, gates and a tunnel. That description does not do justice to Hattusha. Wander the site , preferably with a good guide or buy a guidebook in English at the Museum, which should not be missed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My son Kyle and I visited Machu Picchu in 2012 and we read 17 books and watched 5 hour long videos before we saw it. When we arrived, we were prepared to fully enjoy its amazing history, architectural & astrological significance in addition to its engineering and water management features. Same thing with Hattusha-we watched 4 videos and read 4... More 

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Carmarthen
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The site is well spread out but this is compensated for by allowing vehicular access. An atmospheric site. A visit to see the associated wall carvings is a must.

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Ankara, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After living in Ankara for 5 years, finally discovered this ancient city just a few hours away. A wonderful (though long) day outing. Be sure to go with a guide who is well versed in the history of the place, otherwise, there's too much you might miss on your own. What a beautiful place in the spring, and you feel... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It is a beautiful site and well researched. Try to read about it before you go. Also there are some local young people hanging out who are interested in archeology and can tell you some good things about what you are looking at.

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