Hattusas, capital of the Hittites
The city of Hattusas, the Hittite religious centre was known as the city o temples because over 70 temples stood there. The largest ruins are those of the great temple of the storm god Tesup.
Culture and history
In the Bronze Age, the Hittite kingdom encompassed an area that stretched west to the Aegean Sea and south into Syria with its command centre here in the Hittite capital of Hattuşa. This mountainous, isolated site had a population of 15,000. Today the remnants of its defensive walls, with their ceremonial gateways and concealed postern tunnel, which wrap around the scattered ruins, are the most impressive remaining feature.