The collapse of the Hittite empire
was part of a wider breakdown in Bronze Age civilisations across the Near East.
The documents and inscriptions at the Ugaritic royal palace show the close trade relation between Syria and Egypt and the Hittite Empire
at that time and the social and administrative life at those cultures.
To ascertain the role of birds in the rituals performed in this city, Minunno mainly consults texts dated from the Late Bronze Age (fourteenth-thirteenth centuries), when the site was an important trade center incorporated into the Hittite Empire
. Of special relevance to this study are the cuneiform tablets recovered in Temple M1.
The answer starts with a look back into history, to the early days of Middle Eastern civilization and the Hittite Empire
of the second millennium BCE.
In the year 1274 BC, three-and-a-quarter centuries ago, the Egyptian empire located along the River Nile and the Hittite empire
spread over present day Turkey went to a prolonged war over control of the Levant.
This includes the Hittite Empire
. Also included are city-states, in this article not including the Greek city-states, but lesser-studied city-states such as Phoenician and Neo-Hittite states.
In the Bronze Age, the Minoans of Crete held bull leaping competitions, but this acrobatic ritual or sport also took place in the Indus Valley, the Hittite Empire
and other ancient cultures.
What Garstang was trying to do with his survey was to prove that the Hittite Empire
was a giant empire as opposed to popular belief at the time.
The battle is believed to have occurred in 1274 BCE between the Egyptians and the ancient Anatolians, who made up the Hittite empire
, which included parts of modern day Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.
Turkey boasts many relics and one worth a visit is Hattusha; it was the capital of the Hittite Empire
, whose relics include an archive of more than 25,000 cuneiform tablets.
In this area, remains of earthenware have been found that date back to the Hittite Empire
(circa 1750-1180 BC), when clay was used to make vessels and dishes for cooking and storage, as well as for creating small votive idols.
Which modern-day country was the main home of the Hittite empire