10/12/2012 - 11/30/2012
106 Years in Hattusha
Yapı Kredi Culture and Art
Traces of small, short-lived villages found in the ruins of the Hittite capital Hattusha indicate the site was originally settled as early as the mid-6th millennium bc; the site certainly was continuously inhabited from the 2nd millennium bc onwards.
The steep, rocky terrain may at first sight appear rather unaccommodating for a settlement; its well defended position between two deep valleys on either side, however, as well as the profusion of water sources have all played an enormous role in Hattusha’s longevity as a thriving urban centre.