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The Hittite Empire

The Hittite Empire

A group of fearsome war-like people known as the Hittites swept into the Middle East around 2000 B.C. The Hittites used advanced weaponry that allowed them to easily defeat and conquer any enemies who stood in their way.

The Hittites were the first group of people to utilize iron weapons in the region. They were also the first to use advanced chariots.

By 1650 B.C., the Hittites had established a number of city-states on a plateau known as Anatolia. From here they were able to develop an advanced and sophisticated culture.

Hittite Art

In the 1590s B.C., the Hittites had conquered the powerful city of Babylon, and had stretched their empire outward into Asia. Their civilization would continue until about 1200 B.C.