More views of Hattusa

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Saturday 03 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

In continuance of the recent post on Hattusa, the UNESCO World Heritage site in Central Anatolia, here in Türkiye, here are some more photographs which you may find of interest. 

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I never find amateur photographs such as these, really do any justice in trying to capture the scale of a site such as this. Even by today’s standards, if we didn’t have high rise apartment blocks, then a town of 40,000-50,000 people, as Hattusa was, would be considered a fairly large place.

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My personal thing is usually just to perch my butt on some grassy knoll and ponder just what such a city would have looked like in all it’s splendour. Trying to imagine the scale, the people, the noise, the commerce etc. I’m a bit of a self-confessed Neanderthal when it come to the history bit, but nevertheless, I appreciate my time at these sites, just in my own way 🙂

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When you think how old some of these carvings are, it astonishes me how well preserved they are. Although, between my travels around the Middle East, India and Egypt over the years, there always seem to be an older or better preserved one everywhere you go.

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For another view of this site, here’s a post by Steven, one of my followers, who includes much more detail on his travel posts 🙂

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11 thoughts on “More views of Hattusa

  1. Wonderful! Makes my feet itch to go there

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  2. LB says:

    Fascinating! Your post just took me on a search to learn more. Thank you for sharing.
    Are these sites not protected from the ever exuberant public?

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  3. joannesisco says:

    What jumped out at me was how quiet your photos are. I expected to see masses of tourists like at Pompeii. The quiet makes it look like such a special place to experience and soak up the ambiance.

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      One trick is to ravel off season… tourists about from May-September at most places, but in winter, we find many places empty, but temperatures can still be around 20/68 🙂 Unlike Efes (Ephesus) which attracts huge numbers, I don’t know how well visited Hattusa is; there isn’t a great deal to ‘see’ for some I imagine.

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  4. FLYNN says:

    Reblogged this on The Blogging Path and commented:
    For a moment, I thought one of the carvings depicted rows of sharp, dinosaur teeth!

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  5. Yvonne says:

    The carvings are so beautiful; what an honour to be able to see them close up.

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  6. dayphoto says:

    I like to imagine the past also! Gosh, this is just stunning and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/?s=The+Adventures+of+Fuzzy+and+Boomer&submit=Search
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