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Boğazköy

Boğazköy or Boghazkeui (bōäz´köy), village, N central Turkey. Boğazköy (or Hattusas as it was called) was the chief center of the Hittite empire (1400–1200 BC), which was consolidated by Shubbiluliuma (fl. 1380 BC). Hugo Winckler found there (1906–7) the principal Hittite inscriptions on 10,000 tablets; this discovery greatly added to the knowledge of Hittite civilization. Among the impressive remains are huge fortifications, gates, and temples. Below this level, archaeologists have found levels of an earlier period. Nearby is the Hittite carved sanctuary of Yazilikaya. Boğazköy is by tradition the site of Pteria, where Croesus and Cyrus the Great fought an indecisive battle (546 BC). The name of the village is also written Boghazkoy.

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Bogazköy

BOGAZKöY

city in turkey on the site of the probable hittite capital in central anatolia.

Known as Hattushash (or Pteria, in Greek), today's Bogazköy was built over a site first inhabited by Hittites in the third millennium b.c.e. It was a major trading town and became the Hittite capital in the second millennium b.c.e. Thousands of clay tablets impressed with cuneiform writing have been excavated. The Hittite kingdom was extended into Syria, where a famous battle was fought with the Egyptians at Qadesh (near today's Homs) in 1285 b.c.e. By 1200 b.c.e., the Hittite Empire was destroyed by migrating tribes known as the "sea peoples."

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