The platform Hittite Toponyms (HiTop) was developed at the suggestion of Jörg Klinger as the original project Toponyme der Hethiter. With the financial support from the Excellence Cluster TOPOI, A. Kryszeń digitized the data of the Hethitologie-Archiv, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz, under the direction of J. Klinger and G.G.W. Müller. He subsequently took over the responsibility for the project and has independently proceeded to collect new and collate already existing data.
The list was originally intended as an updated digital version of the sixth volume of Repertoire Geographique des Textes Cuneiformes by G. del Monte and J. Tischler (RGTC 6) and its supplement by G. del Monte (RGTC 6/2). However, over the course of the project it became apparent that the digital version offers new possibilities, resulting in several important changes with respect to RGTC 6 and RGTC 6/2:
As it currently stands, the list contains approximately 20,420 entries with more than 2700 different geographical names.
If you find missing attestations and/or mistakes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This database would not have come to fruition if it were not for the initiative and help of many people. I would like to thank Jörg Klinger for conceiving the entire idea, Gerfrid G.W. Müller for his vision of the technical side of the project as well as for patience and friendship, Silvin Košak and Charles Steitler for helpful comments and advice, and Max Gander for valuable additions and corrections. Needless to say, all responsibility for the content is my own.
Starting with 2022, HiTop is supported by the National Science Centre grant OPUS “The City in Hittite Anatolia in the Light of the Cuneiform Sources.” (UMO-2021/41/B/HS3/00661).