Mediterranean coast and Hatay. From Alanyi to Adana. To the East from Adana. State park Karatep Arslantash. Azativatass fortress in Turkey
If you have a car, you can go for 70 km to the State park Karatep Arslantash with delightful neokhettsky petroglyphic reliefs. The road there lies through Osmaniye where it is necessary to turn on the North, to cross the river Seyhan and to pass utykanny columns ruins of the Ancient Greek small town of Giyerapolis. Then, when huge hotels of Turkey remained behind, following road signs, you will approach on the greenish pine woods and the turquoise sea coast of park. Park the car at arrival and pass to witness marks in what it is necessary to get the ticket for an excursion trip. It is not necessary to make here a trip if you have arrived on New Year's Eve in Turkey. Karatep consider as the advanced fortress or the summer residence of hettsky tsar Azativatas, Pakhri's whose capital was nearby to modern Yakapinar and достигнула own blossoming in the IX century BC, recently her capture by Assyrians. From constructions of a fortress of Turkey not enough that remained, but here it is necessary to arrive to have a look at an expressive carving on a stone which decorates entrance gate in last palace. In drawing at the first gate scenes of sacrifice, hunting and a feast are represented. Gate are surrounded with the topped hieroglyphs sphinxes, horses and lions. the 2nd gate have a similar delightful carving and similar sculptures of winged sphinxes eyes of 1 of which are made of an ivory. Tourists in Turkey not запамятывают to inspect a mini-pantheon of hettsky gods in the middle of which there is monkey god Without and god of the sun of Hett. Is here and more ordinary reliefs executed in animated style, including a sketch representing the lady, nursing own kid.
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