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The Turkish spelling is 'Alaca Höyük'.
The bicephalous (two-headed) eagle was the main heraldic symbol of the Hittites. A quick Google search of the internet will lead you to numerous web sites that cite as a fact that the Hittites were the first to use this symbol, and that other uses of the two-headed eagle (e.g. Byzantium, Russia, Germany and Albania) derive either directly or indirectly from the Hittite version. One even claims that the Roman (single-headed) eagle was based on it. I'm not qualified to comment on the truth of any of this, but it is all fascinating.
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(Earth Views): Turkey Alaja Huyuk Hittite temple carving of two headed eagle with two rabbits in its claws SEW.jpg
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