Sites & cities that bear the name of Sapinuwa


First trace of activity : ca. 17th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Shapinuwa, Šapinuwa, Ortaköy

Description : Sapinuwa (sometimes Shapinuwa; Hittite: Šapinuwa) was a Bronze Age Hittite city at the location of modern Ortaköy in the province Çorum in Turkey. It was one of the major Hittite religious and administrative centres, a military base and an occasional residence of several Hittite kings. The palace at Sapinuwa is discussed in several texts from Hattusa.

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