Late Hittite Kingdom ( 1200-700 BC )

late hittite     late hittite 

   After the Phrygians destroyed all the important towns in Central Anatolia eliminating the Hittite Empire, fragments of the Late Hittite Kingdoms sprang up around central and southeast Anatolia. 

   The Late Hittite Kingdom in Cappadocia was the Tabal kingdom, which extended over Kayseri, Nevsehir and Nigde.  Rock monuments from this age, with Hittite hieroglyphics can be found at Gulsehir-Sivas (Gokcetoprak), Acigol-Topada, and Hacibektas-Karaburna.