Hittite sun standards

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Sun disks, Pre-Hittite religious standards found from the royal cemetery in Alacahöyük, Central Turkey, 2500 BC

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Hittite, The fist Turkish museum (Hamit Zübeyr Koşay) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

Hittite, The fist Turkish museum (Hamit Zübeyr Koşay) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Not so often recognized equilateral triangle / hexagon lattice geometric model. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Not so often recognized equilateral triangle / hexagon lattice geometric model. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. One of the most recognized square lattice geometric model. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. One of the most recognized square lattice geometric model. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite golden diadem from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite golden diadem from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite bronze bull standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite bronze bull standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite bronze bull standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite bronze bull standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)

Hittite sun standard from Alacahöyük, 2500 BC. Artifacts found from The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Marko Manninen)