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WHA_645KH

Inner Gate of the Citadel of Sam'al/Zincirli in Turkey (reconstruction) Erected and rebuilt during the 10th - 8th century BC., until an Assyrian conquest in the 7th century BC. The rulers of Sam'al built palaces in the centre of the city and fortification walls around the central citadel. The inner gate was the monumental entrance to the citadel. The gate complex was adorned with four colossal sculptures of lions.

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Inner Gate of the Citadel of Sam'al/Zincirli in Turkey (reconstruction) Erected and rebuilt during the 10th - 8th century BC., until an Assyrian conquest in the 7th century BC. The rulers of Sam'al built palaces in the centre of the city and fortification walls around the central citadel. The inner gate was the monumental entrance to the citadel. The gate complex was adorned with four colossal sculptures of lions.