|c. 1600 BC–c. 1178 BC|
The Hittite Empire, ca. 1400 BC (shown in Blue).
|Common leids||Nesite, Luwian, mony ithers|
|Leet o Hittite keengs|
|Historical era||Bronze Age|
|c. 1600 BC|
|c. 1178 BC|
|The day pairt o||
The Hittites wur an auncient Anatolian fowk who established an empire at Hattusa in north-central Anatolie aroond 1600 BC. This empire reached its hicht during the mid-14t century BC unner Suppiluliuma I, when it encompassed an aurie that includit maist o Asie Minor as well as pairts o the northern Levant an Upper Mesopotamie. Efter c. 1180 BC, the empire came tae an end during the Bronze Age collapse, splinterin intae several independent "Neo-Hittite" ceety-states, some o which survived till the 8t century BC.