Ancient Ankara (Angora) [Hittite Akuwash] in Turkey
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Ancient Ankara (Angora) [Hittite Akuwash]

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The city of Ankara lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the great high Anatolian Plateau at an altitude of 850 meters. It is the center of the province of the same name which Is a predominantly fertile wheat steppeland with forested areas in its northeast region.

The region's history goes back to the Bronze Age. The indigenous civilization was succeeded in the 2nd millennium BC by the Hittites then the Phrygians (10th century BC); the Lydians and Persians followed .....

Ankara: The Capital out of the Steppe (Melih Özbek)
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Ankara Citadel (Gazi University)

Ankara first achieved prominance as a crossroads. Akuwash, the Hittite name for the city, was established over 3000 years ago at the intersection of 2 trade routes. The Phrygians moved in after the decline of the Hittite empire and then Alexander the Great arrived. Subsequently occupied by the Seleucids and the Galatians Ankara became part of the Roman Empire in 25 BC .....

Ankara (Hittite Turkey: An Alternative Guide)

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