Lions of Inner Gate of the Citadel of Sam'al/Zincirli in Turkey Lions (reconstruction) Erected and rebuilt during the 10th - 8th century BC Sam'al founded as a Hittite colony from 1725-1200 BC. In 940 BC it became a kingdom, and in 680 BC the state came under the control of the Assyrian Empire. ( Pergamon ) Sam'al

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Lions of Inner Gate of the Citadel of Sam'al/Zincirli in Turkey Lions (reconstruction) Erected and rebuilt during the 10th - 8th century BC Sam'al founded as a Hittite colony from 1725-1200 BC. In 940 BC it became a kingdom, and in 680 BC the state came under the control of the Assyrian Empire. ( Pergamon ) Sam'al
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