Long long ago in ancient Turkey lived a people called the Hittites. Hattusa was their capital city. It was a big city surrounded by a great wall and many gates. One of the gates was called the Lion Gate because, well, it had lions. The lions are a recurrent symbol and motif in ancient Hittite and other Mesopotamian archaeological sites. The photograph above shows you what the Lion gate looks like today.
The signboard near the site gives you an interesting reconstruction of what it may have looked like in the 2nd Millenium BC when it was actually built and used.
Unfortunately for us the lion on the left was badly damaged and had to be reconstructed
The lion on the right weathers through the times. He has seen more than 2000 years pass by. Let’s hope he will get to see another 2000 pass by.