Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary

Photo by Can Sarica.

Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Eflatun Pinar comprises a relief covered wall that represents a major water cult site of the Hittites. The monument showing the Hittite Pantheon is over 3,000 years old. Manipulation of spring water was incorporated into the concept.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Zoë Sheng

Chinese-Canadian - 07-Feb-22 -

Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary (T) by Zoë Sheng

Lovely little pond made by the Hittites 3,000 years ago. I suppose it shows that they were smart to build it and use spring water to make a... fountain of sorts, if not for all the plants it would be a nice swimming pool. You can walk around the entire thing in 2 minutes, and all there is to see is the triple statue and the rock wall, as nice as it is considered the age I think a Hittite serial nomination makes more sense.


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Full Name
Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary
Country
Turkey
Added
2014
Type
Cultural
Categories
Archaeological site - Near Eastern
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2014 Added to Tentative List

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Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary (T)
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