The Dark Lords of Hattusha/Hittite Empire 1595 BC

Feb 2011
13,568
Perambulating in St James' Park
#1
Hi all,


I thought I'd share this fantastic documentary with you as I think it provides an excellent example of how little we know about ancient civilizations and is in a similar vein to the debate going on about Atlantis. That is to say, without the facts it is very difficult to know what went on and there are undoubtedly still a great many unknowns out there for us to discover.


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The Dark Lords of Hattusha looks at the lost Hittite Empire at around 1595 BC and the deciphering of their language that enabled archaeologists to finally retrace this great lost civilization.From their capital, the Hittites ruled a mighty empire. But, 2,500 years ago, their civilization disappeared and their capital city, Hattusha, was lost to history. Only the marvels of 20th Century archaeology have led to its rediscovery.
The Hittites were an ancient Indo-European people, speaking a language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family. They were part of a larger movement of Indo-Europeans in the 30th century BCE and established a kingdom centered at Hattusha on the Central Anatolian plateau ca. the 18th century BCE.
Although belonging to the Bronze Age, the Hittites were forerunners of the Iron Age, developing the manufacture of iron artifacts from as early as the 20th century BCE. Hittite weapons were made from bronze; iron was so rare and precious that it was employed only as prestige goods.
The Hittites were also famous for their skill in building and using chariots. These chariots gave them a military superiority as illustrated on a plate from Carchemish.
The Hittites used cuneiform letters. Archaeological expeditions have discovered entire sets of royal archives in cuneiform tablets, written either in Akkadian, the diplomatic language of the time, or in the various dialects of the Hittite confederation.
-EoR
 

Clemmie

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
3,629
Florida
#2
The Hittites controlled a powerful kingdom, equal in power to Egypt and was able (depending on who you believe) in defeating Ramases II at the battle of Kadesh (or it was a draw).
 
Jun 2009
6,987
Glorious England
#9
I suspect I don't care.
Then don't post you bloody fool. This is a discussion board, we discuss things, we never take anything at face value especially from three unsourced paragraphs on a page that can't even display its background properly, and especially when they're making ridiculous claims.

I think Wikipedia says it best about Velikovsky:

He also proposed a revised chronology for ancient Egypt, Greece, Israel and other cultures of the ancient Near East. The revised chronology aimed at explaining the so-called "dark age" of the eastern Mediterranean (ca. 1100 – 750 BCE) and reconciling biblical history with mainstream archaeology and Egyptian chronology.
That explains it.