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THE HITTITES


The Hittites

The Hittites were an ancient Indo-European people who flourished from 1600 to 1200 BCE in what is today Turkey and Syria. They either displaced or absorbed the previous inhabitants of the region, the Hattians, whose culture had a strong influence on that of the Hittites. For several hundred years, the Hittite Empire was the chief cultural and political force in West Asia. The loose confederation of the empire was eventually broken up by invaders, and its remnants were conquered by whom? More… Discuss

‘Hattusa’ (URU”Ḫa-at-tu-ša” ; ”Ḫattuša”) was the capital of the Hittite Empire. The site is located near the modern-day town and district center of Boğazkale (), formerly named Boğazköy, in Çorum Province in north-east Central Anatolia, Turkey, at a distance of 90 km from the province seat of Çorum. The region is set in a loop of the Kızıl River (”Marashantiya” in Hittite sources and Halys in Classical Antiquity) in central Anatolia, about 200 km (125 miles) east of Ankara.

Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.