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The capital of the Hittites (Asia Minor) in Central Anatolia, near Boǧazköy or Boǧazkale in the province of Çorum, 150 km east of Ankara in present-day Turkey, was sporadically inhabited from the Chalcolithic period onward. In the 19th and 18th centuries bce, it was the site of a karum (an Assyrian trading colony). From c. 1600 bce, it was the capital and residence of the Hittite kings. The walled city territory reached a size of 180 hectares and was studded with official buildings and also comprised palatial structures protected by m…

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Seeher, Jürgen, “Ḫattuša”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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