Iron Age started in Anatolia

Iron is a specific metal that gives its name to an era. This metal created a revolution in the history. It replaced soft metals. Harder devices and weapons were made. It had a same value with gold in BC 1000.

Hittite Empire

Despite of the value of iron, it needs a long process to use it as a device or a weapon. It should be forged in fire. The iron was used in Anatolia firstly. The holes where iron was forged was discovered. This method is still being used at present. Hittites used iron to establish the first empire. It is certain that it was used before Hittites dominated Anatolia. Also iron was a valuable metal for Assyrian trade colonies.

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