Archaeologists discovered a previously unknown Indo-European language in Turkey 22:56

During excavations in the capital of the ancient Hittite kingdom on the territory of modern Turkey, scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered evidence of the existence of a previously unknown Indo-European language. This was reported by Arkeonews.

In its written statement, Çorum Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism announced that a new Indo-European language was discovered during the excavations in the Boğazkale region of Çorum, where Hattusa, the capital of the Hittites, is located. These people lived in Anatolia about 3500 years ago. There were writings: state treaties and decrees, clay tablets with prayers, myths and spells for rituals were preserved. In total, about 30 thousand manuscripts were written in the Hittite language, the oldest of the Indo-European language family (to which Russian also belongs).

During excavations, scientists discovered that part of the ritual text written in the Hittite language contained words from a previously unknown language. Linguists believe that this is the language of the Kalash country, located in the northwestern part of the central Hittite region (modern cities of Bolu or Gerede).

The discovery of another language was expected. According to the authors of the find, the Hittites had a great interest in recording rituals in foreign languages ​​such as Palayan and Luwian. Scientists believe that the new language is closely related to the Luwian language of the Late Bronze Age, but the extent to which this is the case will be revealed with further research.

The Hittite kingdom was one of the greatest military powers of its time, fighting against the great pharaohs of Egypt, including Ramesses the Great. Around 1180 BC, the powerful empire suddenly split into independent Neo-Hittite city-states, which gradually disappeared.

Earlier Czech archaeologists learned I brewed it using the ingredients of ancient Celtic beer.



Source: Gazeta

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