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The Hittites and the United States of America have a lot of differences and similarities For instance in the land of the Hittites there were hot summers and cold winters with lots of snow Most of the US has similar weather patterns while places like Florida and Hawaii has tropical weather and Alaska has arctic weather However weather is only one of the many things that the land of the Hittite and the US have many similarities and differences to Like the US the Hittites kept of the tradition of agriculture Both civilizations grew crops like barley and wheat for trade or for themselves However the US trades these crops for money while the Hittites traded their goods for other more exotic goods The Hittites would only trade their goods for seals if they were trading within their neighborhood These seals usually have a religious motif although some geometric types have been found Different castes had different types of seal to limit trading options As for law the Hittites had overthrown the Babylonians and had inherited the Code of Hammurabi However they formulated a set of laws which were much more humane that that of Hammurabi Like the US capital and corporeal punishments were strictly limited to just a few situations and specific payments were substituted instead A crime of theft or damage was punished with compensation and additional fine Other offenses were recompensed by a fine of money usually silver However unlike the US the Hittites didnt lock people up for any amount of time The Hittites learned cuneiform from the Babylonians and passed the art of writing on clay tablets to Crete Like the US the Hittites wrote from left to right - but then unlike the US the Hittites would reverse the next line to right to left and so on The Hittites spoken language Hurrian is one of the strangest languages in the Near East While of the Indo-European language family
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