How old is Hittite?

How old is Hittite?

The Hittites were an ancient group of Indo-Europeans who moved into Asian Minor and formed an empire at Hattusa in Anatolia (modern Turkey) around 1600 BCE. The Hittite Empire reached great heights during the mid-1300s BCE, when it spread across Asia Minor, into the northern Levant and Upper Mesopotamia.

When did the Hittites fall?


Who was the first king of the Hittites?

Labarna I

Who was the leader of the kassites?

Kassite dynasty of the Babylonian Empire
• c. 1595 BCAgum II (first)
• c. 1157—1155 BCEnlil-nadin-ahi (last)

Where did the kassites come from?

It is thought that the Kassites originated as tribal groups in the Zagros Mountains to the north-east of Babylonia. Their leaders came to power in Babylon following the collapse of the ruling dynasty of the Old Babylonian Period in 1595 BC. The Kassites retained power for about four hundred years (until 1155 BC).

Did the kassites invade Mesopotamia?

Then came another wave of invaders, the Kassites, from the mountainous region just east of Mesopotamia – the first people known to have entered Mesopotamia on horseback. Hurrians continued to control their areas, and Kassites became rulers of great estates from which they dominated surrounding territory.