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Side, Turkey.  Lotus pattern on "Late Hittite" column base. | by StevanB
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Side, Turkey. Lotus pattern on "Late Hittite" column base.

Side, Turkey. Lotus pattern on "Late Hittite" column base found near the temples of Apollo and Athena. 7th cen. BCE. Measuring tape is pulled out to 50 cm. 1 October 1994

 

This column base was made of basalt, whereas all the classical/Roman architecture at Side was of limestone.

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Taken on October 1, 1994