Hattusa – 3D Tour of the Hittite Capital – Bronze Age DOCUMENTARY

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Kings and Generals’ historical animated documentary series on the history of ancient civilizations continues with a 3d tour of the Hittite capital Hattusa. In this video we will showcase the architecture and structure of the city, focusing on the religious practices, defenses, culture, and daily life of the Bronze age capital.

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The video was made by Benjin Pratt, while the script was developed by Matt Hollis. This video was narrated by Officially Devin (

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  1. These 3d videos are extremely time-consuming and difficult to make. Thanks to Benjin Pratt for making this beautiful video – immense skill and many sleepless nights. Consider sharing the video, please!

  2. A great video with a lot of tedious, repetitive work involved in it’s completion. Thank You!
    I visited the site in 1987 and was struck by its isolation, literally in the middle of nowhere.
    Thanks to the approx. 30,000 baked clay tablets found in the city, we have much new knowledge about the period. Most interesting was a copy of a 13th century BCE letter from a Hittite king to King Alexsandu of Wilusa—-Alexsandu being the Hittite for Alexander aka Paris and Wilusa close to Ilusa (Ilios). If only there more people who could read and decipher cuneiform tablets written in Hittite or Akkadian. Dr. Irving Finkel of the British museum says it takes a good 6 years to learn how.

  3. It's like the Bronze Age is a whole other world, empires that would never have their counterparts or descendants today, apart from the Assyrians or the Egyptians. The Hittites, the Myceneans, Canaanites and Babylonians have all disappeared, giving place to new "other worldly" powers such as the Persians, the Hebrews and the Greeks. It's as if the world was reset during the Bronze Age Collapse… it's as if an apocalypse had occured, another "Flood" having reset civilization…

  4. Big fan of the Bronze Age, such an interesting time period. One thing that always struck me was how the names seemed to be from a time when words were new, and have a weight to them.

    It really is the bedrock of civilization.

  5. are you sure there where ever any egyptian speaking people in the hittite capital? humm sounds a bit of a stretch

  6. I was lucky enough to visit Hattuşaş a few years ago and despite there being not much to see what remains is more than enough to take you back 5000 years and let your imagination run wild. There is an impressive pyramid built into the mountain. Most of the unearthed artefacts are displayed in the museum of Anatolian civilisations in Ankara which is also a must visit place. You can visit Hattuşaş via Yozgat or Çorum. It can be incorporated into a Cappadocia trip.

  7. We're talking about people of Sumerian origin. Meds / Pannons / only common point Pannonia /Old name of Hungarian country/. Regöly excavations are identical to those in the Iran 2012-2015 excavations. It's not Greek people, it's Hatti and Hittite. It can be read in Hungarian runa writing.

  8. When I first got this in my sub list I thought, well cool but I don't care about some southern civilization. Then while I was translating some Old Germanic stuff, I came upon Hittite. I was confused. I saw Sumarian writing under 'Indo-European' languages. NOW I'm really looking forward to this video!
    These people were related to pretty much all the modern Europeans and theirs is the oldest written one! Wow!

  9. Your channel is doing god's work. And by "god," I mean A'as, the Hittite god of wisdom, of course.
    Bronze Age is just such an overlooked era of human history, and it was incredibly formative for our civilization. My hope is to see more of similar videos on the Bronze Age history of Middle East, Mediterranean, India, Eurasian steppes, and China. (And if I'm allowed to dream, Copper Age would be also pretty cool – maybe a special video on the concept of Old Europe prior to the Indo-European migration.)

  10. I love seeing these reconstructed visions of what these cities around the world may have looked like.
    It’s nice to use our imagination with what’s left, but it’s also great to have it depicted so we can easily also imagine what it would’ve been like to be there.

  11. Does anyone know for sure what the Hittites' racial appearance was? Curious to know if they were light like Europeans or darker like Near Easterners, or maybe all along that spectrum…

  12. The Lower City / Upper City names denote their elevation, with the Lower City (in the North) being at a lower elevation than the Upper City (in the South), much like Lower Egypt is in the North at the Nile Delta, and Upper Egypt is in the South in the desert highlands.

  13. "To the north, known somewhat confusingly as the "lower city", despite its contrary position on the compass
    Isnt kings and generals a team of people? How is that all of you dont know what "upper" and "lower" means?

  14. i love your work and never miss a video. although i didn't expect a major mispronounciation from such extensive research. every 's' in hittite is actually 'sh'. shuppiluliuma the monarch, kashka for the invaders, nesha and of course hattusha for the cities. as far as i am informed the language doesn't contain the sound 's' but always 'sh'.

  15. I have visited this ruins in 2021 summer, rode a bike throughout the streets encircling the city. (it was allowed) It was enjoyable to imagine the history when you see the view.

    In addition, there's a temple nearby (3 km away) includes figures of soldiers and king themselves, carved on mountain's walls. According to the record, this temple has been visited during religious and ceremonial days. Some of these figures are survived very good and in a good shape. The place was small but magnificent.

  16. Please please please do a video on a Celtic settlement if possible? I know that this is super hard to do, but some Celtic settlements in current France, or Germany or anything really would be bad A!!!! Your crazy btw for how good this is

  17. This is a wonderful video and both it and the ancient city must have been difficult and time consuming to do. It must have been a fantastic place . Thanks for sharing this.

  18. The Gate of the Kings, The gate of the Sphinx and the Gate of the Lions was forbidden for ordinary men to enter it such as merchants. Ordinary men entered Hattusa from the gates of the lower towns.

  19. I'm an archaeologist, not a gamer, and found your video by accident. I was way impressed–the reconstructed city is fabulous. I wish I'd had this when I was teaching; Good work, guys.

  20. Thank you for this video. I do believe it reinforces the hypothesis that indo European languages originated in the Near East region. Ancient DNA studies have shown that the Hittites had no relationship to Steppe cultures, and as we all know you can't argue with DNA.


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