In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The mythical Assyrian empire was often cited in this regard, as was that of the legendary Hittites.
- Among the Hittites, the Anatolian civilization in western Turkey in the second millennium bc, a grape harvesting festival took place every year.
- There is a strange letter from a Queen of Egypt of this era, probably Ankhesenamum, to the King of the Hittites.
- After the Bronze Age, Amorites, Western Semites, Hyksos and Hittites successively invaded the area.
- After the decline of the Hittites, the region was colonized by the Greeks, and later by the Persians after the Persian Wars.
- The Hittites, who had a lunar calendar, believed the world would end about 100 B.C., when it reached an even number.
- We have a history of the region, which, in a sense, goes back to the Hittites; goes back earlier, to other things of a similar nature.
- The Egyptians, Phoenicians and Hittites practised it as a special ritual in conjunction with the presentation of the dowry.
- The origins of these words can be traced to the Hittites, among whose historical documents is a reference to the Hayasa.
- The Hittites, the Minoans, and other early civilizations left drawings of swimming and diving skills.
- The Hittites developed the caves as a nice hideout network, where they built clever doorways and traps to thwart invaders.
- Note however, that the earliest mention of engineer soldiers is attributed to the Hittites as early as 1600 BC.
- The Capital of the Hittites was in Asia-Minor and it was called Hatttusa.
- Rollerskates only increase the mystery of the ancient Hittites.
- She was a Babylonian princess sent over as a peace offering from our sworn enemies, the Hittites.
- It was built in around 1, 300BC by the feared King Ramesses II - who famously defeated the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh.
- The earliest Armenian history was related to the Hittites and the Urartians as well as with the peoples of Mesopotamia.
- Many historians think that the Hittites were the only people who ever actually invented iron - everybody else got it through cultural diffusion.
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