The discovery of Hattusha was an important one to the understanding of the Hittite Civilization. The earliest evidence for Hittites was found in Syria and Hittites were described in the Hebrew bible as a purely Syrian Nation. So, until the discovery of Hattusha, it was believed that Hittites were Syrian. The Hattusha excavations in Turkey revealed both the enormous strength and sophistication of the ancient Hittite Empire, and the time depth of the Hittite civilization centuries before the cultures now called Neo-Hittites were mentioned in the bible.
In this photograph, the excavated ruins of Hattusha are seen in the distance from the upper city. Other important cities in the Hittite Civilization include Gordion, Sarissa, Kultepe, Purushanda, Acemhoyuk, Hurma, Zalpa, and Wahusana.
Peter Neve. 2000. "The Great Temple in Boghazkoy-Hattusa." Pp. 77-97 in Across the Anatolian Plateau: Readings in the Archaeology of Ancient Turkey. Edited by David C. Hopkins. American School of Oriental Research, Boston.