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Title: Hittites 1650 BC-1200 BC


1
Hittites1650 BC-1200 BC
  • By
  • April Shiau
  • Kristen Palestra

2
Map
3
Background Information
  • The Hittites Empire stretched from Mesopotamia to
    Syria and Palestine.
  • The Hittites ruled Mesopotamia from 1600 BC to
    1200 BC.
  • Hittites were from Hatti, which was located in
    central Anatolia.

4
Language
  • Hitties spoke languages from the Indo-European
    language family, which included
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Language of India

5
Religion
  • The Hittites had many gods.
  • They adopted a lot of the gods from the Sumerians
    and the Old Babylonians.
  • After they took over civilizations, they took
    their gods into their religious system.

6
Famous Place
  • Hatti was the homeland of the Hittites.
  • It was one of the most powerful near-eastern
    empires of the second millennium B.C.
  • The heart of HATTI-land and Hittite power was
    located in central Anatolia.

7
Important Person
  • The Hittites had two empires
  • Old Hittite Kingdom-(1680 BC-1500 BC)
  • New Hittite Kingdom-(1400 BC-1200 BC)
  • The Old Kingdom was founded by Labarna.

8
Important Accomplishment and Event
  • The Hittites were the first people to invent iron
    because they were a military organization state.
  • Most important event is the raid of Mursilis in
    1595, which ended the Amorite dynasty in Babylon.

9
Unusual Facts
  • Beekeeping was their sugar industry.
  • The Hittite Kingdom was constantly at war.
  • They kept their cuneiform writings in clay
    envelopes.
  • The main crops were wheat
  • and barley.
  • Livestock was dominated by
  • cattle and sheep.

10
Quiz
  1. Did the Hittites speak the Indo-European
    language?
  2. Where were the Hittites from?
  3. What did the Hittites invent?
  4. Did the Hittites keep their cuneiform in clay
    envelopes?
  5. What was their sugar industry?
  6. How many empires did the Hittites have?
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