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Unformatted text preview: • Left side shows a deity in relief o Originally thought to be a king o Holds axe, associated with military • Built in Hairpin Arch o Not really corbelling o Not found in any other Hittite centers Perhaps distinguishing feature for capital o Features of Hittite Gates Dipylon • Two door system Outer gate is inlet into structure • Recessed If someone got through first gate, they are still trapped • Must still get through another o Lions Gate Features lion guardian statues – built into first gate Hairpin arches again Lions appear to be coming out of the stone • May imply that they are a part of the city’s defenses One lion bigger than the others • Possibly the elder spirit...
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- Fall '08
- Interior, Lion, Stone, Post and lintel, lintel, Lions Gate