Sonia Halliday

Even the mighty Hittite king Tudhaliya IV (1227‒1209 B.C.)—who considered himself equal to the rulers of Egypt, Babylonia and Assyria—welcomed divine protection. This 10-foot-high relief depicting the king, carved on a wall of one of two natural rock chambers forming the open-air shrine of Yazilikaya (see photo of open-air shrine of Yazilikaya).