The Quest for the Hittites

Uncovering a Forgotten Civilization

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About the Book

The Hittites, one of the most powerful peoples of the ancient Near East, successfully challenged all other nations, including almighty Egypt, from their Anatolian stronghold. Then, their empire collapsed, was consigned to oblivion, and lay forgotten. Three thousand years later, a motley group of scholars, archaeologists, and adventurers rediscovered the Hittites in an enterprise spanning a century and weaving through the worlds of German Kaisers, Turkish Sultans, and even the Nazis.
This is the history of the rediscovery of the Hitties, a story packed with intrigue and played out against a compelling historical backdrop. It involves colorful characters like an explorer fluent in 29 languages and an archaeologist who slept in royal tombs, along with Victorian historians, cuneiform experts, code-crackers, and grave robbers. These unlikely sleuths uncovered the very roots of the Hittite Empire.

About the Author(s)

Based in Australia, Fausto Labruto is a medical doctor, associate professor of radiology, independent researcher in history, and web educator in the field of ancient languages.

Bibliographic Details

Fausto Labruto
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9239-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5016-6
Imprint: McFarland