"Postern Gate - Yerkapi in Hattusa" Bogazkale Things to Do Tip by WulfstanTraveller

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Near the Sphinx Gate in the walls of Hattusa is a postern gate, a small gate to allow those in the city to make forays outside the walls or allow people in without using a more vulnerable main gate during times of attack. It is nicely intact and very impressive, a long, stone-lined tunnel through the base of the stone ramparts under the visible walls. One can walk into it at the inside end, go all the way through to outside the walls, and then explore outside before coming back through a different meansm, such as a nearby stairway up the ramparts.

Like other spots in Hattusa, it is right on the road that runs through the site.

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  • Written Nov 30, 2009
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