Karatepe-Aslantaş Archaeological Site

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Karatepe-Aslantaş Archaeological Site is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Karatepe-Aslantaş comprises the remains of an ancient walled settlement of the Late Hittite Period dating back to the 8th century BC. Stone statues (including that of lions) and reliefs have been found. The site also holds the “Karatepe Bilingual”, inscriptions on stone with the same text in Phoenician alphabet and Hieroglyphic Luwian, which enabled the decryption of the Anatolian hieroglyphs.

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Full Name
Karatepe-Aslantaş Archaeological Site
Country
Turkey
Added
2020
Type
Cultural
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2020 Revision

Successor to former TWHS Karatepe - Aslantas National Park (1984 - 1996)

2020 Added to Tentative List

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