|View of Ortakoy|
|Building A Shapinuwa|
|Another view of Building A|
|Cobblestone paving Building A|
Following on from previous posts on Hatussa and Alca Höyük, here are some more photos from our trip to Turkey last year. Shapinuwa was an important Hittite military and religious centre and is located about 3km south west of modern Ortakoy in central Anatolia. It was only discovered relatively recently and excavations commenced there in 1990, with over 4,000 cuneiform tablets discovered to date. Çorum museum is the main museum in the district and has finds from Boğazkale (Hattusa), Alca Höyük as well as many other areas.
If you’re at all interested in visiting Hittite sites and museums in Turkey, a really great guide book to have is Anatolia: On the Trail of the Hittite Civilization, edited by Nurhayat Yazici, text and photos by Ali Kiliçkaya and Erdal Yazic, published by Uranus - www.uranus.com.tr. This book has heaps of information, maps, illustrations and colour photos and is highly recommended, it definitely brings these amazing sites to life.