Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey
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Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey

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Archaeologic excavation of Nerik, the religious center of the Hittite empire:
In the 2nd millenium B.C. the Hittites ruled an empire that reached from western Turkey to the borders of Egypt.

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