This may account for the statements that Merodach was carried off by the Hatti and returned from the land of Khani.
A century and a half later the Hatti had returned into a darkness even deeper than that from which they emerged.
Winckler believes that it was first established by early "waves" of Hatti people who migrated from the east.
Carchemish thenceforward became a Hatti city and the southern capital of Cappadocian power.
(p. 223) Mr. Seward triumphantly publishes the Turkish Hatti, by which pirates are excluded from the Ottoman ports.
It is possible therefore that a change of imperial centre took place after the Hatti had ceased to fear Egypt in north Syria.
The "Hatti" or "KHatti" had constituted military aristocracies throughout Syria and extended their influence by forming alliances.
At this time the Hatti empire or confederacy probably included, on the west, both Phrygia and Lydia.
Mr Pisani said he had no doubt he should get the Hatti Sherif, but he could not say when.
Among them marched men of the "Kheta" or Hatti, but not as leaders.