Hattusa World Heritage Site

Capital of Hittite empire

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Hattusa
𒌷𒄩𒀜𒌅𒊭 Ḫattuša (Hittite)
Hattuşaş (Turkish)
Lion Gate, Hattusa 01.jpg
The Lion Gate in the south-west
Hattusa is located in Turkey
Hattusa
Shown within Turkey
LocationNear Boğazkale, Çorum Province, Turkey
RegionAnatolia
Coordinates40°01′11″N 34°36′55″E / 40.01972°N 34.61528°E / 40.01972; 34.61528Coordinates: 40°01′11″N 34°36′55″E / 40.01972°N 34.61528°E / 40.01972; 34.61528
TypeSettlement
History
Founded6th millennium BC
Abandonedc. 1200 BC
PeriodsBronze Age
CulturesHittite
Site notes
ConditionIn ruins
Official nameHattusha: the Hittite Capital
CriteriaCultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Reference377
Inscription1986 (10th session)
Area268.46 ha

Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas /ˌhɑːttʊˈsɑːs/;[1] Hittite: URUḪa-at-tu-ša, Hattic: Hattush) was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. Its ruins lie near modern Boğazkale, Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızılırmak River (Hittite: Marashantiya; Greek: Halys).

Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.


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