Anatolia, see map p. xv. Hittite open-air sanctuary near the capital Hattušaš (=BOGHAZKÖY). The carved reliefs, featuring the assembly of divine beings meeting the king, are preserved on two natural rock galleries. Excavations have revealed that the sanctuary was originally screened by various buildings, including a propylon with a flight of steps, a courtyard and a temple, with the portico leading into the rock galleries.
Bittel, K., Yazilikaya: Architektur, Felsbilder, Inschriften und Kleinfunde (Leipzig 1941)
Hittite rock-relief, Yazilikaya (Anatolia)
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Book title: A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture.
Contributors: Gwendolyn Leick - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 1988.
Page number: 245.
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