Karatepe

Karatepe

Karatepe is a late Hittite fortress and open-air museum in Osmaniye Province in southern Turkey. It is situated in the Taurus Mountains, on the right bank of the Ceyhan River. The site is contained within Karatepe-Aslantaş National Park (Karatepe-Aslantaş Open-Air Museum).

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Osmaniye Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Hittite

Later Cultures: Syro-Hittite

Site Features: Hittite Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Karatepe-Aslantaş Archaeological Site

Date of Submission: 2020

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