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Quelques réflexions sur la montagne comme lieu de culte des Hittites

= Article =
A. BIRCHLER, « Quelques réflexions sur la montagne comme lieu de culte des Hittites », Res Antiquae 3, Bruxelles, 2006, p. 165-177.
In this paper, the author presents some aspects of the organization of Hittite festivals when they take place on a mountain. Even if the texts are few and laconic, some details let us think that it required a large human assistance ; for example, the setting up of the “tent” before the king arrives, the forwarding of the supplies for the cultic offers, the coming of many people belonging to the palatial or religious staff. All these particulars show, in an unusual way, the importance of the Hittite outdoor religious festivals.
Acta colloquii in memoriam Louis Delaporte et Eugène Cavaignac
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La montagne dans l’antiquité syro-anatolienne