Hittites

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Hittite Empire
c. 1600 BC–c. 1178 BC
The Hittite Empire, ca. 1400 BC (shown in Blue).
The Hittite Empire, ca. 1400 BC (shown in Blue).
CaipitalHattusa
Common leidsNesite, Luwian, mony ithers
GovrenmentAbsolute monarchy
Leet o Hittite keengs 
Historical eraBronze Age
• Established
c. 1600 BC
• Disestablished
c. 1178 BC
The day pairt o Turkey
 Sirie
 Lebanon

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.