Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Neglected Ancient Near Eastern Empire
The Hittites on the Smithsonian Channel
Just a short, quick post. I recommend the above linked documentary that's been showing on the Smithsonian Channel (so much more reliable quality than another supposedly historical channel that will remain unnamed). The Near Eastern mythoi get pretty thoroughly covered, but the Hittites, one of the major players, have not traditionally gotten their due. I especially find them interesting because they are an Indo-European people in a largely Semitic context--which seems to have had significant influence on them.