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During the late Eighteenth dynastythe Amarna letters tell the story of the decline of Egyptian influence in the region.

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In the eighth and ninth years of his reign, Ramesses extended his military successes ; this time, he proved more successful against his Hittite foes when he successfully captured the cities of Dapur and Tunip[38] where no Egyptian soldier had been seen since the time of Thutmose III almost years previously.

The new lighter, faster, two-man Egyptian chariots were able to pursue and take down the slower three-man Hittite chariots from behind as they overtook them.

This is especially true of Hattusili III, for whom the battle marked an important milestone in his career. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

His majesty had formed the first ranks of battle of all the leaders of xe army, while they were [still] on the shore in the land of Amurru. His second success here was equally as meaningless as his first, since neither Egypt nor Hatti could decisively defeat the other in battle. New Kingdom of Egypt.

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Modern historians essentially conclude the battle was a draw, a great moral victory kadesg the Egyptians, who had developed new technologies and rearmed before pushing back against the years-long steady incursions by the Hittites. After this, Ramesses II called his princes to meet with him and discuss the fault of his governors and officials in not informing the position of Muwatalli II and his army.


His majesty reached the town of Kadesh Led by its king, Talmi-Sarruma, grandson of Suppiluliuma I. From the “Poem” Now then, his majesty had prepared his infantry, his chariotry, and the Sherden of his majesty’s capturing, He made an informal peace with the Hittites, took control of coastal areas along the Mediterranean Sea and continued to campaign in Canaan. Not to bataiille confused with Battle of Kamdesh.

Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt p. Egypt’s Greatest Pharaoh, Penguin Books, The New Kingdom pp. Somewhere between 23,—50, men Somewhere between 15, [7] —40, infantry [8] not engaged Somewhere between 2,—3, chariots [8] Somewhere between 9,—11, men [9].

However, at some point both regions may have lapsed back under Hittite control.

The prisoners revealed that the entire Hittite army and the Hittite king were actually close at hand:. Relief inside his Abu Simbel temple. Finally, the Ptah division arrived from the south, threatening the Hittite rear.

Archived from the original on Many of the Egyptian campaign accounts between c. They have their weapons of war at the ready.

Battle of Kadesh

On the Orontes River near Kadesh. Event occurs at Muwatalli had positioned his troops behind “Old Kadesh”, but Ramesses, misled by two btaaille whom the Egyptians had captured, thought the Hittite forces were still far off, at Aleppo, [13] and ordered his ed to set up camp. An Egyptian version survives on a papyrus. There is no consensus about the outcome or what took place, with views ranging from an Egyptian victory to a draw, [35] or, in the view of Iranian Batajlle Mehdi Yarahmadian Egyptian defeat with the Egyptian accounts simply propaganda.


The running borderlands conflicts were finally concluded some fifteen years after the Battle of Kadesh [3] by an official peace treaty in the 21st year of Ramesses II’s reign BC in conventional chronologywith Hattusili III, the new king of the Hittites.

Ramesses led an army of four divisions: When they had been brought before Pharaoh, His Majesty asked, ‘Who are you? The thin strip of territory pinched between Amurru and Kadesh did not make for a stable possession.

They are armed with their infantry and their chariots.

Ramses 3: La Bataille De Kadesh

If the Kaadesh of the Royal Bodyguard is meant here, bataill that position was held by his brother Hattusili, who quite clearly did not die. Some fled northward to the Amun camp, all the while being pursued by Hittite chariots. I had heard that he was in the land of Aleppo. After his majesty reached the mountain range of Kadesh, then his majesty went forward.

A second campaign led to his capture of Kadesh where a stela commemorated his victory and Amurru kingdom.