Brill’s New Pauly

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I. City, archaeological

Capital of the Hittites in central Asia Minor near Boğazkale (earlier Boğazköy), province Çorum, c. 150 km east of Ankara, Turkey. Sporadically settled since the Chalcolithic (6th millennium BC), Ḫ. was the location of an Assyrian trading colony (kārum;  Kaneš) next to a native Hatti settlement in the 19th/18th cents. BC. The city was destroyed …

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Seeher, Jürgen (Istanbul) and Starke, Frank (Tübingen), “Ḫattusa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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