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Title: When were the Fortifications of the Upper City of Hattuša built?
Author(s): SIMON, Zsolt
Volume: 37 Date: 2011
The date of the fortification walls of the Upper City of Hattua is still an unsolved problem. After critically discussing the earlier suggestions, the reign of Hantili I (presumably the last third of the 16th c.) is proposed as their construction date. This can be supported not only by philological, but also by archaeological evidence (the structure of the wall, the general history of the Upper City) and fits into the general pattern of the changes of the Central Anatolian settlements of this period (cf. Kuşaklı).