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Hittite Empire
c. 1600 BC–c. 1178 BC
The Hittite Empire, ca. 1400 BC (shown in Blue).
Caipital Hattusa
Leids Nesite, Luwian, mony ithers
Government Absolute monarchy
Leet o Hittite keengs Labarna I (first)
Suppiluliuma II (last)
Historical era Bronze Age
 -  Established c. 1600 BC
 -  Disestablished c. 1178 BC
The day pairt o  Turkey
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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.