|Goddess Kubaba (Public Domain)|
Estimated to have originally been 16 feet tall, she is now a stump of her former self. Her remains seem to have been defaced, perhaps within an act of supreme defiance.
The weightiness of this icon suggests that women were revered back in that Neo-Hittite, early Iron Age society. Kubaba, “divine mother of the gods of ancient Anatolia,” certainly was.
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