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Hittite Art - Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Ankara, Turkey


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 Ablaq - striped layers of stone - pointed arches





Orthostat: An upright stone or slab forming part of a structure or set in the ground. An orthostat is a large stone set upright. The term is only used by archaeologists to describe individual prehistoric stones that constitute part of larger structures. Common examples include the walls of chamber tombs.

Buttress: A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement to resist the pressure of a arch or vault

Basalt: a dark, fine-grained volcanic rock

Gaziantep: A city is southern Turkey


Orthostats of Royal Buttress - Detail #1 ... The orthostats are about 4 feet tall.


Orthostats of Royal Buttress - Detail #2


Orthostats of Royal Buttress - Detail #3







Orthostats of Long Wall - Detail #1



Orthostats of Long Wall - Detail #2


Orthostats of Long Wall - Detail #3



Orthostats of Long Wall - Detail #4 ... Guilloche ornamentation at bottom



Orthostats of Long Wall - Detail #5







Orthostats of Herald's Wall - Detail #1



Orthostats of Herald's Wall
- Detail #2



Orthostats of Herald's Wall - Detail #3



Orthostats of Herald's Wall - Detail #4







Orthostats of Royal Buttress - Detail #1 ... Cuneiform: denoting or relating to the wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing systems of Mesopotamia, Persia, and Ugarit, surviving mainly impressed on clay tablets.















 













Terra cotta ... Used as wine holder:  Worn on the shoulder with an arm through the opening


Wine spout on top






Grapes



Photos and their arrangement 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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