notes 9 - The Hittites: Second Millennium Power in Anatolia...

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The Hittites : Second Millennium Power in Anatolia (Turkey) Background: 2nd millennium people of Anatolia (central Turkey) Recently emerging from obscurity Cuneiform tablets and hieroglyphics tablets (not Egyptian hieroglyphics) 1947 discovery of bilingual inscription Who are the Hittites? We’re working on it Communicated / correspondence with Egyptian kings Early History: Immigrants from Eurasian steppe Settled in central Anatolia Anatolia populated by various peoples Hittites assumed most of these by 2000 BC Rich in metals and metal products Trading relationship with people of Assyria and Mesopotamia By 1700 BC : By 1750 BC trade connection with Assyria lost Hittite kingdom begins 1st king is Hattusilis I, regional king who asserts power across Anatolia Mursilis I, his successor, sacks Babylon and ends dynasty of Hammurabi Resurgence, @ 1450 BC : Beginning of “Hittite Empire” Defeat of Mitanni (in Syria) Contact with Egypt (who control Syria early in their period of the New Kingdom)
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