Turkey 1500 BCE

The Hittite empire in Asia Minor is one of the leading powers of the age.

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What is happening in Turkey in 1500BCE

Over the previous millennium new peoples have settled in Asia Minor. The Hittites are Indo-European speakers who have established a powerful, war-like kingdom in Anatolia. They owe much of their military success to a technology originating from their steppe homelands, the chariot. The kingdom has by this period reached a high level of civilization.

Further west, on the Aegean coast, such cities as Troy and Miletus participate in the Aegean civilization, and have developed close links with Crete and mainland Greece.

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