Lion Sculptures belonging to the inner gate of the citadel of Sam'al (Zimcirli, Turkey, 8th century BC) Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) founded as a Hittite colony from 1725-1200 BC. In 940 BC it became a kingdom, and in 680 BC the state came under control of the Assyrian Empire. Pergamon Museum

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Lion Sculptures belonging to the inner gate of the citadel of Sam'al (Zimcirli, Turkey, 8th century BC) Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) founded as a Hittite colony from 1725-1200 BC. In 940 BC it became a kingdom, and in 680 BC the state came under control of the Assyrian Empire. Pergamon Museum
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