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Ancient Ankara -- Angora -- Hittite Akuwash
The city of Ankara lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the Anatolian Plateau at an altitude of 850 meters. It is the center of the province of the same name which is a predominantly fertile wheat steppeland with forested areas in its northeast region ...
The history of the region goes back to the third millennium of the Bronze Age -- the indigenous population were called the Hattians (See Excerpt 63). Akuwash -- the Hittite name for the city -- was established circa 3000 years ago at the intersection of 2 trade routes
After the decline of the Hittite Empire in the second millennium BC the (1)Phrygians -- (2)Lydians -- (3)Persians -- (4)Alexander the Great (333 BC) -- (5)Galatians arrived in succession. The city subsequently fell to the Romans ...