The dark lords of Hattusha

Written by Felgr Pavel on .

The strength Hattush was situated on a high rocky promontory above the valley and protect it 6 km long wall. In this massive fortifications were in tower defense rectangular floor plan. Was entered into the city gates, which were decorated with menacing-looking lion's head. Near the town gates were markets.

Has long been a mystery exactly where found Hattush - the capital of the Hittite Empire. It turned out that these Hittites established their capital in the peculiar place - where should cost no capital of a great empire.

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