Pictures & Images of Eflatun Pınar, Eflatunpınar, Hittite Monument Art { 21 images } Created 16 Sep 2018

Pictures images photos of Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool. Photos by photographer Paul E Williams. Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey. Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) translates as Plato's Spring and is historical monument of the Hittite Empire built at the edges of a pool fed by a spring in the Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey. Built on an earlier Bronze age monument is 7 m (21ft) wide with a central ashlar stone wall with relief sculptures in it. In the face of the monument, there are gods, goddess figures dedicated to gods of the sun goddess and gods of the earth. In front of the monument is a sacred pool measuring 30 x 35 m. Eflatun Pınar was excavated between 1996-2001 by the musuem of Konya and restoration work was carried out in 2011.


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