Twelve Gods

Marguerite Foxon

Miranda, Australia

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These 12 gods with their sickle swords on their shoulders (actually only 11 in my photo) are at Yazilikaya, part of the Hattusas complex, a Hittite city in ancient Anatolia (Turkey) established around 2000 BC. The city wall is estimated to have taken 1,000 men 10 years to build, such was the size of the city. The Hittites’ art work in both stone and ceramics was superb. These 12 Gods were carved around 13thC BC in one of two small ravines that formed a temple area. There are also goddesses and priests carved into the rock as well as hieroglyphics. Visiting and photographing at this site was a moving experience – to look at something that was carved nearly 2000 years ago is very humbling. Nikon D90 with 18-200VR lens 1/500s f/11

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