Hatti and Hittite Principalities Period (
2000 - 1750 B.C.)
By the end of the 3rd millenium B.C. a large scale migration took
place mainly from North Europe to the mild weathered south. One of
the strong elements of the Indo-European people, Hittites gravitated
to Anatolia through Caucasia while Hatti principalities were ruling
These newcomers did not invade the land suddenly. They settled along
side the existing people and set their own settlement units in time.
Only after a long time, as a lot of Hittite principalities emerged,
they claimed the rule of the land, Anatolia. They never destroyed
the existing people and their cities. But instead, they mixed with
the Hattis and other people of Anatolia. They even shared their
gods, goddesses, art, culture and a large amount of words from Hatti
By 1750 B.C. Hittites were the only rulers of Anatolia.
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