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2/24/11 Hittite Temples o Temple I (14 th century) By far the largest Hittite temple we have Large complex with central courtyard Houses in north of complex Possibly for priests Basin with lion heads Maybe for people to cleanse themselves before entering temple Paved open air walkway surrounds temple proper Surrounded by administrative/storage rooms o Not accessible directly from walkway Central administrator may have run it o Storage vessels found o What was stored here? Maybe food/drink Hittite gods were voracious and needed regular food and drink Easily accessible in a physical sense One gate, other entrances without gate at all Doesn’t necessarily mean any passerby could enter though Storm god and sun god likely occupants Due to open air style o Approximately 30 temples have been found in the city Temple City in upper city of Hattusha Yazilikaya o Located about a kilometer north of Hattusha o Series of rock outcroppings
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course CLAR 241 taught by Professor Sams during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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