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Hittites: A Civilization That Changed The World

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Released 2008

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Hittites: A Civilization That Changed The World

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Hittites: A Civilization That Changed the World is a documentary film narrated by Jeremy Irons that recounts the history and tales of the Hittites – one of the most powerful tribes ever to have settled in the Middle East. Through the translations of scripts and tablet glyphs well over millennia old, “The Hittites” explores the culture of this empire whose earliest history was found in tablets from the 17th century BCE, though it took well over 3500 years before their story was ever translated. From the highlights of their notorious Kadeshian battle against the outmatched Egyptian Pharoah Ramesses II, which is known as one of the largest chariot battles in history, to the vast empire’s ultimate downfall, this breathtaking narration offers specialist interviews with archaeologists and historians alike, amazing visual effects, and visually stunning reenactments of the greater battles. While the Hittites were often pushed aside as a mere footnote by other history tests, this production seeks to showcase its glorious history with filming in six countries, including Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, all lands that had been affected by this empire, as well as using over 20,000 props in order to reconstruct battles, cities, armor, weaponry, and more.moreless
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    History, for the npr crowd, microscope to the world, myths, legendary people