The translation of the hieroglyphs that explain the end of the Hittites published

The translation of the hieroglyphs that explain the end of the Hittites published


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A few weeks ago we told you about the controversy generated with the translation of a Luwian text that explains the events of the end of the Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean, including the demise of the Hittite kingdom and invasions of the sea peoples.

This week, the Swiss geoarchaeologist Eberhard Zangger and the dutch linguist Fred woudhuizen, have published the documents in which they present the translations of the texts copied from a slab (which no longer exists) by the French archaeologist Georges perrot and that lasted in time thanks to James mellaart, archaeologist famous for discover Çatalhöyük.

As important discoveries of these translations, in addition to the fall of the Hittite people and the invasions of the peoples of the sea, we find hundreds of place names, which allows establish the political geography of western Asia Minor around 1200 B.C.

The conclusions and translations can be seen in the document "Rediscovered Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscriptions from Western Asia Minor" by Talanta, by the authors mentioned above.

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