The people known as Hattis are amongst the oldest settlers in Anatolian history. They ruled central Anatolia for about 500 years.Small city kingdoms were their favorite type of settlement units.They spoke a totally different language than the other influential Anatolian civilizations. There are signs of Mesopotamian influence on Hatti art and culture.

The main cities Mahmatlar, Horoztepe, Alacahoyuk and Hattus are inside the Kizilirmak (a large river in central Anatolia) bend.

They believed in a number of gods representing various acts of nature in the form of animals. Some statues of their most popular gods are on exhibition in some major museums of Turkey.

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