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The Battle of Kadesh

The Military

The infamous Battle of Kadesh took place between the Egyptians under Pharaoh Ramses II, the Great, and the Hittites under King Muwatalli II over the City and surrounding territory known as Kadesh, now in south Syria. This particular Battle took place in Regnal Year 5 of Pharaoh Ramses II’s reign and ended with the first Peace treaty in History being agreed upon, a copy of which now graces the entrance to the Security Council UN building in New York, USA. Pharaoh Ramses II’s copy was included in his building of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel. To learn more about the Peace Treaty, click here.

The Build Up

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Campaign & Deception

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Battle & Armistice

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The Aftermath

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Pharaoh Ramses II killing an enemy at the Battle of Kadesh

Relief showing the City of Kadesh during the Battle of Kadesh

Relief showing the Battle of Kadesh