Karatepe-Aslantaş Archaeological Site
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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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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Successor to former TWHS Karatepe - Aslantas National Park (1984 - 1996)
2020 Added to Tentative List
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