Hittite History

Main

Rulers

Rulers of pre-Hittite Anatolia and the Hittite Kingdom

Anitta

1800 BC - 1700 BC

Hattuşili I

1650 BC - 1620 BC

Mursili I

1620 BC - 1590 BC

Telipinu

1525 BC - 1500 BC

Important Events

Including treaties, destructions, etc.

Destruction of Kaneş/Neşa

1840 BC

No exact date known.

Sack of Babylon

1595 BC

Fall of Hittite Empire

1190 BC

Eras/Periods

Old Assyrian Trade Period

2000 BC - 1750 BC

Karüm Kanesh: Level II

1974 BC - 1836 BC

Location of thousands of tablet remains from the Assyrian trading colony at Kanesh

Karüm Kanesh: Level Ib

1798 BC - 1740 BC

After destruction of Kanesh. No seal impressions and few tablets found in this level.

Old Kingdom

1650 BC - 1500 BC

Late Bronze Age

1600 BC - 1200 BC

Middle Kingdom

1500 BC - 1400 BC

New Kingdom

1400 BC - 1258 BC

1st Wave of Hattusa Excavations

1906 - 1913

Headed by Winckler, these excavations were carried out with the permission of the Ottoman Empire

2nd Wave of Hattusa Excavations

1931 - 2012