Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Lion Gate in Hattusha.'

	The Lion Gate gives entrance to the western quarter of the Hittite capital Hattusha, situated near the village of Bogazköy (north of Yozgat). The gate, dating from the 14th century BC, was constructed in the form of a pointed arch, the upper part of which is now lost. The lion, with its threatening open mouth was intended to ward off evil spirits. Photo Mick Palarczyk.