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    Lesbos Hittite Territory Become Important When Ice Age Ended City of Mytilene Built on Little Island

    During the Ice Age (which ended circa 1500 b. c.), what now is Lesbos island was part of the mainland of western Anatolia (Turkey), when the sea level was a few hundred feet lower, controlled by the Hittites (progeny of Canaan). They called the land Lazpa (Lesbos) meaning forested land, and when the Ice Age ended, what had been a lonely hill inland became an small island off the big island of Lesbos, so a city was built there called hittite Mytilene circa 1100 b. c. (the time of Troy not far away).


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