Ancient city of Hattusa is the capital of Hittite, one of the world's most powerful empires about 3,000 years ago.
Located in the north of Ankara, Hattusa is the ruins of an ancient city, which once played an important role in the history of the ancient world,
This is the capital of Hittite, one of the world's most powerful empires about 3,000 years ago.
Though devastated by the time, Hattusa's remains are a testament to the existence of a very well-built city with stone-built buildings and magnificent temples.
The city is famous for its reliefs, made of heavy stone blocks.
Many ceramic artifacts in Hattusa show a prosperous life, as well as the level of skillful crafting of city dwellers.
But the greatest legacy that archaeologists find in this city is about 30,000 stone slabs carved with Hittite letters.
This is an invaluable resource, helping to decipher the unknowns about a brilliant civilization, with many strange points in rituals and state organizational systems.
Hattusa has flourished for centuries, being home to about 50,000 at its most developed.Later, the city gradually waned and abandoned with the destruction of the Hittite empire about 1,200 years BC.
In the early 20th century, archaeologists rediscovered Hattusa, which was then buried under a thick layer of soil.
In 1986, the ancient city of Hattusa was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage.