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Life of Hittites to be 'revived' with village in Hattusha

A Hittite village will be established in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum’s Boğazkale in an effort to provide a taste of the ancient past.

Life of Hittites to be 'revived' with village in Hattusha
The Hittite capital of Hattusha [Credit: DHA]
“Our goal is to show how they lived. Our guests will also be able to find accommodation here in this big Hittite village. The architecture will be the same just like in the era. There will be a lion’s gate in the entrance, a king’s room, prison, bake shop, iron atelier and other things,” Boğazkale District Gov. Turan Soğukoluk said, noting that the village will help revive the lives of the Hittites 3,500 years ago.

A ceremony was held on May 18 to sign a contract between the construction company and the Boğazkale District Governor’s Office.

Soğukoluk said the capital of the Hittite civilization, Hattusha, which is now located in Boğazkale, was worthy of a visit due to its six kilometers of walls, monumental structures, 71-meter underground palace, 31 temples, many granaries and the Yazılıkaya Open Air Temple.

Soğukoluk said they would establish a Hittite village in the district to promote Hattusha and increase the number of tourists, adding that the project would be spread out over 0.7 hectares of land. The construction will start soon, he added.

See also: Hittite village to be 'recreated' in Hattusha

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [May 20, 2017]

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