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Unformatted text preview: Anatolia is very mounty. Its very hard to cross. The central and northern part is one region together. The southern and eastern part is more associated with the middle east. Some parts tended to go both ways. But they liked the east a little bit more, isolating the western strip of Anatolia (where troy is). Plus having more contact with the west makes sense, its easier and more clumped together and its not that far way. Sailing would be easier to do than climbing mountains. The Hittite empire was pretty damn big. They were in constant communication with Egypt, they were good allies. The Hittites were an endoeuropean people like the greeks and the romans. Around 1750BC, it seems they have started to expand and are well settled. They called themselves the hatti. They speak Hittite and they called nessite. We know and can read the language because it was written on clay tablets that were baked and kept in permanent archives. The greeks didnt want to do this. They also wrote about everything like palacial literacy. They name the king, how the line of rule goes, what happened. They write about their empire and who they control. They write about allies and enemies and what is happening in the world of war. Hatusili the first means the man of the hatti. He is responsible for establishing the capital at hattusas. He moved the capital there. Which came first, the city or the man?...
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