Hittite Empire

The “discovery” of the Hittite Empire was made in the last quarter of the 19th century. In 1905 its capital was found in the village of Boghazkoi in Anatolia—with a rich archive.

In the volume dealing with the “Hittite Empire” I show in great detail that its history needs to be brought much closer to our time—its fixing in time was due to the war carried on by Emperor Hattusilis with Ramses II. But in my reconstruction of ancient history I show that Ramses II belongs to the very end of the seventh and the beginning of the sixth centuries. Hattusilis is the Chalcean name of Nebuchadnezzar. The Hittite Empire is but the Chaldean kingdom and the pictographic script is but the Chaldean script. The land of Hatti was a wide geographical term including Northern Syria and other lands west of the Euphrates.

Ur of the Chaldees, as Cyrus Gordon claimed, could well have been in the north, and not in the lower reaches of the Euphrates. It is also certain that the Chaldeans at some historical time migrated from the south to Anatolia; they conquered Babylon and proceeded to conquer Syria and Palestine, and for two decades contested with Egypt for these two countries. The Hittite Empire is shown as a non-existent thing; its capital Hattusas (Boghazkoi) was the capital of the Chaldeans.