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Karatepe

Karatepe, Turkey
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Owner description: This site of a late Hittite fortress city was built in the 8th century B.C. and contains a sphinx, reliefs and tablets bearing Hittite and Phoencian... more » Owner description: This site of a late Hittite fortress city was built in the 8th century B.C. and contains a sphinx, reliefs and tablets bearing Hittite and Phoencian inscriptions. « less
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Istanbul-Turkey
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334 reviews 334 reviews
146 attraction reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This archeological site dating back to late Hittite period is a marvel hidden in the woods, overlooking a beautiful dam lake. The excavations started back in 1940's, led by famous archeologist Prof Halet Çambel (in fact, there is a small, lovely house inside the woods where she used to stay during the excavations) whose bust welcomes the visitors at the... More

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Tarsus, Turkey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you are in Kadirli, Osmaniye or Adana and if you like archeology, this is a place you should see with well preserved Hittite ruins and statues, in a very nice nature with a lake and pine trees. But be carefull, it will be very hot in July and August. The archeological sites around are Kastabala and Anavarza (Anazarbus). You... More

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

A one day rent a car tour for history lovers. The site Neo-Hittite citadel of Karatepe is now an open-air museum within the Karatepe-Aslantaş National Park. You can either follow the route Adana-Kadirli-Karatepe or the route Adana-Osmaniye-Karatepe. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Aslantas Dam Lake on Ceyhan River. The museum and North & South gates decorated with... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

This is a place you need to go if you are nearby. It's up high on a wooded mountain. There is a small museum with some statuary and artifacts, and then a quiet loop pathway through the woods. Along the way are two areas with stelas, statutes, and hieroglyphyics from the Hittite period (700 B.C.). There are also city walls... More

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