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Languages are Coded

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Hittite was spoken north-central Anatolia & is generally classified as belonging to the Anatolian branch of Indo-European languages.
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It took some guy only 2 or so years to dicifer it too....

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Hattusha - The Hittite capital - GoUNESCO Travel Challenge

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JB traveled to Hattusha - The Hittite capital on the GoUNESCO Travel Challenge. Hattusha #Day3 of my Turkey WHS tour - 07/11/2013.
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Um... it's pronounsed HATTUSA! Why? Because I said so! >3<

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Karatepe Aslantaş 2013 #karatepe #aslantaş #hittite #hitit #neohittite #geçhitit
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Faces!!! The down point of instagram... no real words to describe WHAT THE HELL I'M LOOKING AT!!!

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Palace from Hittite era discovered in Sivas - Hurriyet Daily News

Palace from Hittite era discovered in Sivas - Hurriyet Daily News | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Palace from Hittite era discovered in Sivas
Hurriyet Daily News
A grand piece of Hittite legacy has been uncovered in Sivas' Yıldızeli district, with a palace being the latest discovery at the “Kayalıpınar Excavation Site”.
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So... it's not Hattusa? Meh...

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Twitter / dyakomard : #Kurdistan #Art #History # ...

Twitter / dyakomard : #Kurdistan #Art #History # ... | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
RT @dyakomard: #Kurdistan #Art #History # 49 Hittite king http://t.co/AIUp9N5QUY
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He looks kind of funny...

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Hittite Scribes: Their hands before our eyes, LCANE: SOAS, University of London

Hittite Scribes: Their hands before our eyes, LCANE: SOAS, University of London | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Hittite Scribes: Their hands before our eyes: Date: 9 December 2013 06:15pm
Finishes:9 December 2013 07:... http://t.co/DA5erLMDy1
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They were amazing scribes, too bad their language was lost for 3000 years....

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Turkey,the Ottoman and Byzantine History

Turkey,the Ottoman and Byzantine History | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Stag statuette, symbol of a Hittite male god; bronze (with silver inlay) religious standard; 52.5 cm high; found in the royal tombs in Alacahöyük; 2100-2000 BC; Product of Hattian art; Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey (Stag statuette,...
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Yes, this was one of their gods. Along with their goddess of war, that Mursili II presumably married, Ishtar was by far much cooler.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Holy Hittite city being unearthed in northern Turkey

ARCHAEOLOGY - Holy Hittite city being unearthed in northern Turkey | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it

Archaeological excavations have been ongoing for eight years in the village of Oymaağaç of Vezirköprü district in the northern province of Samsun, aiming to unearth the holy Hittite city of Nerik. The head of the excavations, German archaeologist Associate Professor Rainer Czichon said that works in Oymaağaç had started in 2005 and this year’s excavations had now ended.

Czichon said that they had carried out surface survey during the first two years, and then started excavations. “Our goal is to prove that Oymaağaç is the holy city of the Hittite, which is Nerik. “We already know that this region is a Hittite settlement. We have found cuneiform tablets that will prove that this place is Nerik. There are scriptures about Nerik in four cuneiform tablets that we found this year. There is a part named ‘Tahanga’ in two of the tablets. Tahanga is a section in Nerik’s ‘god of air’ temple. This is a strong proof that Oymaağaç is Nerik. We are sure for 95 percent,” Czichon said.

 


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The holy crap that's a large city! Hattusa, the best place on earth... until they had a drought.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Hittite culture survives in Alacahöyük

ARCHAEOLOGY - Hittite culture survives in Alacahöyük | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it

Turkey’s well-known ancient site of Alacahöyük, which currently draws around 50,000 visitors a year, in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum, is set to be given new facilities reflecting traces of the Hittite civilization.

The head of the Alacahöyük excavations, Professor Aykut Çınaroğlu, said the reconstruction plan for the protection of Alacahöyük had been prepared by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, was in its final stage and was set to be implemented in a year.


Via David Connolly
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Wait... so they still practice the Hittite culture? I need to go there...

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Hittites ahead of their time in dam building

ARCHAEOLOGY - Hittites ahead of their time in dam building | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
The discovery of a Hittite dam constructed more than three millennia ago at the ancient site of Alacahöyük in northern Anatolia suggests that little has changed in the past 3,000 years in terms of building barrages

 

A dam unearthed during excavation work in the northern Anatolian province of Çorum reveals that the dam construction techniques of the ancient past are similar to the techniques used today, according to archaeologists.


Via David Connolly
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Of course they were! They were the Hittites! Better than anyone!

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Kaska

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The Kaska or Kaskians were a tribe of the Pontus, northern Anatolia (today's Turkey), around the Kizil Irmak river mouth, bordering on and constantly harrasing the Hittite empire.

Via David Connolly
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I should beat them up for attacking my precious Hittites.

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David Connolly's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:40 AM

Another good insight into another culture I had never heard of before.

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The Hittites of Hattusha [FULL VIDEO]

The Hittites are the forgotten superpower of the Bible. Hattusha, the capital was the heart of their empire. They were a highly advanced military powerhouse ...
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This sounds interesting, I'll watch it later... but the whole thing about them being ferocious? I feel offended... but it's Hattusa... so I'll forgive them.

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Pollen Study Points to Culprit in Bronze Era Mystery - New York Times

Pollen Study Points to Culprit in Bronze Era Mystery - New York Times | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Pollen Study Points to Culprit in Bronze Era Mystery
New York Times
To the north lay the mighty Hittite empire; to the south, Egypt was thriving under the reign of the great Pharaoh Ramses II. Cyprus was a copper emporium.
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That's... Woah. Talk about scientific achievments!

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The Archaeology News Network: Hittite city of Nerik being unearthed ...

The Archaeology News Network: Hittite city of Nerik being unearthed ... | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Archaeological excavations have been ongoing for eight years in the village of Oymaağaç of Vezirköprü district in the northern province of Samsun, aiming to unearth the holy Hittite city of Nerik. The head of the excavations, ...
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Oh! I remember this! One of Mursili's borthers was placed in charge of this place after almost assassinating his wife becase he couldn't prove it was him.

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Walk Like a Hittite | To Infinity and Abroad

Walk Like a Hittite | To Infinity and Abroad | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
The Hittites Empire dates back to the 18th century BCE, when the kingdom at Hattusa was first established. At its height in 1285 BCE, the empire comprised a large part of Anatolia, northwestern Syria, and upper Mesopotamia.
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All becaue of Mursili!!!

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3,000 yr old statue of Hittite King Mursuli, when the Hittites ruled Turkey.
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MURSILI!!!! ...wait... which one? If it's Mursili III, I'm gonna cry.

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MYSTERY & HISTORY: The Ancient Hittites (720p)

The Hittites were an ancient Anatolian people who established an empire at Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BC. This empire reached its height d...
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Another one of those movies that I'd love ot watch... but will put off till another time :)

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Twitter / Overlaid: Panorama of Neo Hittite War ...

Panorama of Neo Hittite War Chariots at Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey. #travel http://t.co/yUsUv8f1UC
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So, does that mean yo were tlaking about the Battle at Kadesh? Or something else... stupid Twitter.

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Listing

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Art exhibitions and events for Toronto and Environs, Ottawa, Ontario Regions and Montreal (Marina Malvada: GEOLOGY @ Gallery Hittite reception TODAY / incl.
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Art about the Hittites? Arlight, I'll bite.

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Berry Canote – Google+ - Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground…

Berry Canote – Google+ - Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground… | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground #archaeology   (Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground #archaeology   [link] http://t.co/exYni8pcOj via G+)...
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The Hittites were in Europe? Well... not the ones I know of. But then again, I focused more arouns 1200 BC, not the early Hitties, which were around 2000 BC.

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The Hittites (Narration by Jeremy Irons)

Narrator = Jeremy Irons Türkiye / Çorum / Boğazköy / Kültepe / Hattuşaş Release Date = 9 May 2003 (Turkey) - [baryshx] "A Civilization That Changed the World...
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An epic film... that is almost 2 hours long. I will watch it some other time, but based on the first few minutes, it was very interesting and detailed! Hope they mention Mursili II!!!

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Climate 'toppled late Bronze Age rulers' | Climate Network News

Climate 'toppled late Bronze Age rulers' | Climate Network News | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it

Historians and archaeologists have invoked catastrophic volcanic eruption, a tsunami, invasion, a socioeconomic crisis, new technology and mysterious forces to explain the collapse of late Bronze Age civilisation in Europe.

 

But a team of scientists have another explanation: climate change more than 3,000 years ago altered the course of history and bequeathed to modern Europe an enduring set of myths, and museums full of amazing archaeological finds, but very few facts.

 

The civilisation of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 13th century BC was real enough. This is the dramatic landscape celebrated by the great poet Homer, and in the earliest Jewish scriptures that now make up the first books of the Bible, and in the ruins of the region.

 

Powerful kings and autocrats ruled at Mycenae and Tiryns in the Peloponnese of Greece, the Hittites built an empire in Anatolia, in what is now Turkey, great cities flourished in Canaan, in what is now Israel, and there was a fabulous civilisation based at Knossos in Crete.

 

Ramses II ruled Egypt for 66 years, and engaged in protracted wars with the Sea Peoples, who exist in ancient records but who remain mysterious.

 

And then, everywhere and in the same few decades, all these empires collapsed and some were all but erased.


Researchers reported recently in Nature that after analysis of a series of studies of conflict and violence, they had identified temperature and drought as a factor in all of them.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Did you heard that the end of both the Hittite and Egyptian empires were decimated by drought? What a sad way to go...

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Holy Hittite city being unearthed in northern Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News

Holy Hittite city being unearthed in northern Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Holy Hittite city being unearthed in northern Turkey Hurriyet Daily News Samsun's Oymaağaç village in the Veziköprü district is the holy Hittite city of Nerik, according to archaeologists who have been working in the area for...
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It's the holy city!!!! Nerik! Wow! I wonder what they'll find! Hopefully they find the water temple I heard so much about.

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Lilith, Lilit; Seductress, Heroine or Murderer?

Lilith, Lilit; Seductress, Heroine or Murderer? | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it

For 4,000 years the highly seductive yet destructive Lilith has wandered the earth, figuring in the mythic imaginations of writers, artists and poets...

 

Her dark origins lie in Babylonian demonology, where amulets and incantations were used to counter the sinister powers of this winged spirit who preyed on pregnant women and infants. Lilith next migrated to the world of the ancient Hittites, Egyptians, Israelites and Greeks...

 

The ancient name “Lilith” derives from a Sumerian word for female demons or wind spirits—the lilītu and the related ardat lilǐ.

 

The lilītu dwells in desert lands and open country spaces...

 

Her breasts are filled with poison, not milk...

 

The ardat lilī is a sexually frustrated and infertile female who behaves aggressively toward young men.

 

Lilith makes a solitary appearance in the Bible, as a wilderness vampiric demonness shunned by the prophet Isaiah...

 

In the Renaissance, Michelangelo portrayed Lilith as a half-woman, half-serpent, coiled

around the Tree of Knowledge.

 

In most manifestations of her myth, Lilith represents chaos, seduction and ungodliness. Yet, in her every guise, Lilith has cast a spell on humankind...

 

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Via Mhd.Shadi Khudr
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Sexy? No, more like creepy...

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Newly discovered Hittite tablet sheds light on past

Newly discovered Hittite tablet sheds light on past | Hittite Empire | Scoop.it
A large tablet unearthed during excavations at a major Hittite site in Turkey could shed more light on the ancient civilization, according to researchers.

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This is so amazing! I wonder what the cuneiform says?

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