Considering the fact that,
There was Sanatana Dharma in the south of India much before the Indus/Sarasvathi Civilization,
Shiva is described in detail in the Ancient Tamil Classics,
Sage Agastya ,along with Shiva founded the Tamil language,
The present geographical area of Syria,Lebanon,Jordan and Turkey was a part of Lemuria/MU of the Tamils,
The first Man, Manu,Satyavrata/ Vaivasvatha Manu was a Dravidian King,
He meditated near Madagascar,
He moved to Ayodhya in the north ,along with his son,who later founded the Ikshvaku Dynasty,
Lord Rama refused to fight against the Lemurians quoting his Lemurian ancestry,
The ancient Tamil Kings had a flourishing trade relationship with Turkey,
Shiva,along with his son Ganesha moved towards the west from the south of India because of a Tsunami,which incidentally forced Manu to move to North,
Shiva temple is found in Lebanon,
Tamil city is found in Sumeria,
‘1.Lord Rama’s Chapel was found in UR, Iraq.*
2.A burial ground called as Nagar is fond in Syria. It is called Tel Brak now.
3.Idols of Rama,Sita and Lakshmana are found.*
4.Ancestors of the Syrians were the Halaf and Ubaid.
They date back to 6100 BC.
They had connection with the Tamils and this is reflected in the ruins of Nagar.*
These people traded with the Tamils.
”Naram-Sin traded with Meluhha (almost certainly corresponding to the Indus Valley civilization), and controlled a large portion of land along the Persian Gulf. He expanded his empire by defeating the King of Magan at the southern end of the Persian Gulf, and conquering the hill tribes to the north in the Taurus Mountains.
5.Akkadian’s( Forefathers of the Sumerians) Moon God was Naram Sin, Narasimha.*
6.There are repeated references in the Sumerian/Akkadian language to Meluuha.’
Ancient Tamil Brahmi Scripts were found in Oman and Egypt.
These facts establish that,
The Tamils were an advanced civilisation by 2200 BC(Akkadian Empire)
The Hindu Gods and Goddesses were worshiped in Sumeria,
Names of Lord Rama and Bharata were found in the Kings List of Sumeria.
* Read My posts on This.’
Source. Tamil city in Sumeria
Lord Rama is mentioned in Sumerian Kings List.
The traces of Shiva are found everywhere from the Middle east to the Arctic!
The Chola dynasty traces its origins to ikshvaku dynasty of Rama.
The story of Chola King Sibi is narrated in the Vishnu Purana, as the ancestor of Rama.
Apart from the evidence of Hitties being influenced by the Tamils, it might be possible that the Cholas were in Hittie Kingdom,possibly they had a hand in forming the Hittie Empire.
This is a speculation I have in the light of many of the Hitties customs and the depiction of a chariot running over a man.
In the Tamil Classics, King Manu Needhi Chola ran his son down by his chariot because his son ran over a calf and because the cow had complained of this to him by ringing the bell set up by the king for the people to let him know of their problems!
It wasn’t until explorer Charles Texier stumbled upon ruins he had hoped belonged to an ancient Roman city that history would gradually begin to allow the Hittites to take their rightful place. Texier made his discovery in the isolated village of Bogazköy, in central Anatolia, roughly half way between Ankara and Sivas. The year was 1834. Though he didn’t know it at the time, he had in fact discovered the imperial Hittite city of Hattusa. However, the road to understanding the Hittites would prove to be a long one.
Stones covered with mysterious hieroglyphs were being discovered in northern Syria and all over Anatolia and they seemed to relate to the hieroglyphs found at the Hattusa site. Archaeologists were beginning to consider the possibility that these hieroglyphs belonged to an ancient forgotten empire. In 1880, English Assyriologist Archibald Sayce shocked the world with his announcement that this empire and the Hittites of the Old Testament were one and the same people.
Excavations at the site did not start until 1906, and tablets found in the Hittite’s cuneiform language revealed a surprising twist. The language of the Hittites belonged to the Indo-European languages with the Hittite word for water (‘watar’) for instance uncannily resembling English and German, leading to speculation that the Hittites may originally have migrated from Europe. Other theories, however, claim that Indo-European languages originated elsewhere, perhaps even in Anatolia itself. Whatever the truth may be, English and a host of other languages can thus be traced back to a single root hidden somewhere in the darkness of prehistory..
‘Excavations at a mound known as Topraktepe indicate Hittite settlement in the area as early as 2600 BC, though little is known of Sivas’ history prior to its emergence in the Roman period. In 64 BC as part of his reorganization of Asia Minor after the Third Mithridatic War, Pompey the Great founded a city on the site called “Megalopolis”. Numismatic evidence suggests that Megalopolis changed its name in the last years of the 1st century BC to “Sebaste”, which is the feminine form of the Greek name corresponding to Augustus. The name “Sivas” is the Turkish version deriving from the name Sebasteia, as the city was known during late Roman empire.
Shiva connection in Haran in Turkey, Murugan was worshiped in Iraq,Narasimha and Tamil connection in Syria, Lord Rama’s name in Sumeria’s King List.
Now on Gobekli Tepe, the remains in Turkey has a Temple, Burial /worship Ground.
Mittanai Mitra Kingdom.
Mitanni (Mitranya Desa) appears in history in 1480 BCE, when Parrattarna (Pratardhana) was in control of Aleppo in Syria , By the end of 15th century BCE, Saushatar brought Assyria under Mitannian control. Tushratta was assassinated by his son in 1340 BCE. He was the last king of independent Mitanni. His kingdom was destroyed by the Hittites and Assyrians. A document from the Hittite capital Hattusa records a treaty in which Tushratta’s son Shattiwaza is recognised as the ruler of Mitanni as a Hittite vassal. Mitanni’s capital was called Washukanni (Vedic God Vasu) .
A powerful Hurrian (Surya Vamsa; Hurrian=Suryan)) state in north Mesopotamia and Syria (named after Surya, Hindu sun god) , Mitanni is first mentioned in an Egyptian tomb inscription dating to the early the fifteenth century BCE and last attested at the time of Assyrian king Tiglath-pilesar 1115—1077 BCE.
The name Mitanni comes from a personal name maiita (MITRA for Sun) known from Nuzi In Iraq. Since Bogazkoy inscription mentioned Mitra in Mitannian Peace Treaty, there is no doubt that it denotes MITRA, the Vedic God. Hurriya is also Surya=Sun=Mitra.’
In a treaty between the Hittites and the Mitanni, the deities Mitra, Varuna, Indra, and Nasatya (Ashvins) are invoked. Kikkuli’s horse training text includes technical terms such as aika (eka, one), tera (tri, three), panza (pancha, five), satta (sapta, seven), na (nava, nine), vartana (vartana, turn, round in the horse race). The numeral aika “one” is of particular importance because it places the superstrate in the vicinity of Indo-Aryan proper as opposed to Indo-Iranian or early Iranian (which has “aiva”) in general.
Another text has babru (babhru, brown), parita (palita, grey), and pinkara (pingala, red). Their chief festival was the celebration of the solstice (vishuva) which was common in most cultures in the ancient world. The Mitanni warriors were called marya, the term for warrior in Sanskrit as well; note mišta-nnu (= miẓḍha,~ Sanskrit mīḍha) “payment (for catching a fugitive)”.
Sanskritic interpretations of Mitanni royal names render Artashumara (artaššumara) as Arta-smara “who thinks of Arta/Ṛta”, Biridashva (biridašṷa, biriiašṷa) as Prītāśva “whose horse is dear”, Priyamazda (priiamazda) as Priyamedha “whose wisdom is dear”,Citrarata as citraratha “whose chariot is shining”, Indaruda/Endaruta as Indrota “helped by Indra”, Shativaza (šattiṷaza) as Sātivāja “winning the race price”, Šubandhu as Subandhu “having good relatives”, Tushratta (tṷišeratta, tušratta, etc.) as *tṷaiašaratha, Vedic Tvastr “whose chariot is vehement”
Rulers of Mittani Empire.
The first king was Shuttarana
His dynasty followed the Hindu/Vedic custom of naming the child after paternal Grandfather.
We have Kirata city in Turkey.
Full Name: Kirata
Primary Country Code: TU (Turkey)
First-order administrative division code: 00 (Turkey (general) )
Region Font Code: 4 (Russia/ Central Asia)
Unique Feature Identifier: -753482
Unique Name Identifier: -1087078
Latitude in decimal degrees: 37.733333
Longitude in decimal degrees: 44.016667
Kirta (1500 BCE) = Kreeta/Crown or Kirti=Fame
Shuttarna = Sudhana or Sudharsana (Gautama Buddha’s father name was Sudhodana)
Paratarna = Pratardhana in Vishnu Sahsranama
Shaushtatara = Suacadhara (Pure?)
Artatama = Like Rudra Daman.
Artashumara = Artha Kumara
Shattivaza/ Kirtiwasa = Sathya vakya, Sathya Vacha, Kirti Vacha, Krittivasan is name of Lord Shiva
Shattuvara= Satvavara or Sathyavaran
Wasashatta = Vasu satva or Sathya
Shattuara II =
Shiva is called Kirata,Hunter.