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  Battle of Kadesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Kadesh (also spelled Qadesh) took place between Egypt and the Hittite forces of Muwatalli, on the Orontes River of modern Syria, generally dated to 1274 BC during the reign of Ramesses II (1279 – 1213 BC).
At the start of this period the Hittites were still a loosely organized group of trading states and Kadesh was probably the more powerful foe exerting influence as far south as Megiddo.
This battle marked a stalemate between Hittite power and the power of 19th Dynasty Egypt, where the two met face to face along their outermost marches, in what is now Syria.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Qadesh   (930 words)

  
 List of battles 1400 BC-600 AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battle of Himera The Carthaginians under Hamilcar are defeated by the Greeks of Sicily, led by Gelon of Syracuse.
Battle of Sellasia Defeat of Cleomenes III of Sparta by Antigonus Doson of Macedon and the Achaean League
357 Battle of Strasbourg Julian expels the Alamanni from the Rhineland
www.enlightenweb.net /l/li/list_of_battles_1400_bc_600_ad.html   (4463 words)

  
 Heru-ur.org - Kemetic Warfare - Battle of Qadesh
It was decided that Qadesh would become the battlefield for this conflict, as well as the time for the battle, In the third month of Shomu 1300 b.c.e.
Qadesh was the key to the Eleutheros plain and was also the door to the Syrian plain.
Muwatallish, watching the battle from across the river, saw that Rameses was beginning to win the battle, and sent a second wave of forces across the river to attack Rameses.
www.heru-ur.org /warfare/rqadesh.html   (3073 words)

  
 Battle of Kadesh: The Battle of Kadesh (Qadesh), Part II
Traditionally, the story of the Battle of Kadesh begins with the army of Ramesses II advancing upon the city of Kadesh in four corps.
Some accounts of the battle have the two warring parties facing off once again the next day, but the ultimate results of the contest was a truce, after which the Egyptians and Hittites withdrew to their respective homelands (Ramesses II, having crushed his enemies).
The Battle of Kadesh fought by Ramesses II was a long time in the making, and not the first to be fought between the Hattities and Egyptians over this small, but strategically located vassal state.
touregypt.net /featurestories/kadesh.htm   (4184 words)

  
 Ancients-III
Qadesh was one of the most important battles of ancient history.
The Battle of Lake Trasimene was one of Hannibal of Carthage's greatest victories.
Adrianople saw a decisive battle between Romans and Visigoths, a milestone on the road to the "Fall of Rome." At Adrianople, the Eastern Emperor Valens and his army attacked a camp of Visigothic invaders.
www.decisiongames.com /html/ancients-iii.html   (475 words)

  
 List of battles before AD 601   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battle of Nemea Spartans defeat the Thebans Athenians Argives and Corinthians.
Battle of Lautulae The Romans are defeated by the Samnites.
Battle of Cape Ecnomus A Carthaginian fleet under Hamilcar and Hanno is defeated in an attempt to stop a Roman invasion of Africa by Marcus Atilius Regulus.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/List-of-battles-before-AD-601.htm   (4910 words)

  
 battle
The battle opened as both sides expected with a general advance across the front for the Egyptians and a mass chariot advance for the Hittites on the right and upon the left leaving their infantry behind.
However, the foresight of Telepinus in placing the archers of Carchemish in ambush on the left was most quickly rewarded for the Egyptians sent their javelinmen of the right flank into the bushes and were most surprised to discover not the few they had expected but a host of 1000.
The Hittites were cautious in their reaction to the battle merely pushing the boarder between the empires a little further to the south.
pages.eidosnet.co.uk /~nikgaukroger/battles/plains/battle.htm   (2098 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Qadesh 1300 B C: Clash of the Warrior Kings (Campaign, No 22): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is a measure of the fascination exerted by the Battle of Qadesh that nearly three and a quarter millenia after the event it still excites the interest of scholar and layman alike.
This earliest recorded Battle in the human history is recounted and critiqued by the author in an exciting manner.
As opposed to a mundane account of the battle and the events leading to it, the author constantly provides objective strategic insights to the battle based on the analysis of the battlefield as well as the compositions of the armies.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1855323001?v=glance   (890 words)

  
 Osprey Campaign 22 : Qadesh 1300 BC : Clash of the Warrior Kings
Perhaps history's first great battle (and certainly the first for which there is detailed documentary evidence) it pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Rameses II.
It is because of this, in spite of their success in stopping the Hittites destroying their camp at Amun and killing their Pharaoh, that the Egyptians can be seen as having lost the battle of Qadesh.
Mark Healy recounts the course of the battle and explains its effect on the political situation of the ancient world.
www.militaryfocus.com /osprey/campaign/22.htm   (254 words)

  
 LINE OF FIRE: Ramses, Warrior Pharaoh - Features on thehistorychannel.co.uk
This bloody battle marked a stalemate between the Hittite power and the force of 20th Dynasty Egypt.
During the battle, Ramses and his troops marched almost 900 miles in a month to meet the army of King Muwatallis.
The Battle at Qadesh was waged against the Hittite forces of Muwatallis on the Orontes River, and was probably the largest chariot battle ever fought, with 5,000 vehicles involved.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/features/ramses_warrior_pharaoh.php   (596 words)

  
 Qadesh 1300 BC — www.greenwood.com
Description: Perhaps history's first great battle (and certainly the first for which there is detailed documentary evidence) it pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Rameses II.
In spite of their success in stopping the Hittites destroying their camp at Amun and killing their Pharaoh, the Egyptians are considered to have lost the battle of Qadesh.
In this Osprey Campaign title Mark Healy recounts the course of the battle and explains its effect on the political situation of the ancient world.
www.greenwood.com /books/bookdetail.asp?sku=C8832   (244 words)

  
 Virtual Egyptian - Relief, reign of Ramesses II, Dyn.19
Indeed, the name of Ramesses II is everywhere in Egypt, from the many temples he built, to the statues of himself he erected in front of other king’s temples, to statues of other kings he had recarved to his name and sometime his likeness, to his unprecedented propaganda tale on the Battle of Qadesh.
If the Battle of Qadesh stands to be the most well known of all antique battles, it is not because of its importance, but rather because of the publicity it was given, and the detailed documentation that remains from both sides of the conflict.
Yet, upon his return, Ramesses couched the battle as a victory for Egypt, and unleashed an unprecedented propaganda campaign on the theme.
www.virtual-egyptian-museum.org /Collection/Content/STO.VL.00532.html   (1423 words)

  
 Battle of Kadesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Kadesh (also spelled Qadesh) took place between Egypt and the Hittite forces of Muwatallis, on the Orontes River of modern Syria, during the reign of Ramesses II (1304 – 1237 BC).
The exact date of the battle is unknown, although it has been frequently dated to either 1299 BC or around 1285 BC.
Almost all our information on the battle comes from Egyptian accounts, and may be biased or inaccurate.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Battle-of-Kadesh.htm   (537 words)

  
 Ramases Homepage
Rameses' 'victory' over the Hittites at Qadesh was celebrated in one of the most repeated Egyptian texts ever put on record.
The Association is a unique living history group dedicated to recreating the life and times of Rameses II and the Battle of Qadesh.
The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Ramases II.
www.ramases.com   (239 words)

  
 Ramses II: The Battle of Kadesh
The battle of Kadesh should perhaps not be called a battle in the strictest sense of the word, but rather a large-scale skirmish preceding the decisive encounter which in the end never took place.
In this circumstance it is right to assume that a chariot-force marshalled to fight in a open plain, like those of Qadesh, would have been visible at the advancing column of the Ra-division.
Similarly, the advancing of Hittite forces (chariots and infantry) from their encampment to cross the Orontes, in correspondence with the line of march of Ra, would have been visible from the Egyptian camp.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/ramseskadeshcampaign.htm   (1331 words)

  
 Pharaoh Walkthrough - IGN FAQs
You will only need a couple of Forts at the beginning of the mission for city defense, but it won't be long before you start receiving requests for military aid from neighboring cities.
When you find your space is becoming limited within the Walls of your city and just south of them, you might want to consider expanding in a northwest direction towards the river.
Elsewhere in the kingdom battles are raging, and you'll need to dispatch troops often.
faqs.ign.com /articles/373/373463p1.html   (17426 words)

  
 Egyptian Accounts of the Battle of Kadesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Behold, the wretched, vanquished chief of Kheta, together with numerous allied countries, were stationed in battle array, concealed on the northwest of the city of Kadesh, while his majesty was alone by himself, with his bodyguard, and the division of Amon was marching behind him.
Now, they had made their combinations thus: among every three youths was one man of the vanquished of Kheta, equipped with all the weapons of battle.
Then his majesty had the princes called into the presence, and had them hear every word which the two scouts of the vanquished chief of Kheta, who were in the presence, had spoken.
nefertiti.iwebland.com /kadeshaccounts.htm   (2593 words)

  
 Heru-ur.org - Kemetic Warfare - Qadesh - Official Account
The goodly watch in life, prosperity and health, in the tent of his majesty, was on the highland south of Qadesh.
Lo, the vanquished chief of Kheta came with every chief of every country, their infantry and their chariotry, which he had brought with him by force, and stood, equipped, drawn up in the line of battle behind Qadesh the Decietful, while his majesty knew it not.
They crossed over the channel on the south of Qadesh, and charged into the army of his majesty while they were marching, and not expecting it.
www.heru-ur.org /warfare/qadeshofficial.html   (780 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt 2615-332 B.C.E.: Politics, Law, Military History Summary
In the fifth year of his reign, circa 1274 B.C.E., Ramesses II fought the Hittite king Muwatallis at Qadesh, a city on the Orontes River in modern Syria.
The ancient Egyptian description of the battle survived in eight different copies.
One month after their departure from Memphis, the king, along with the Division of Amun, arrived within a one-day march of Qadesh and set up a camp.
www.bookrags.com /history/worldhistory/ancient-egypt-politics-law-military/sub1.html   (254 words)

  
 New Kingdom Egyptian (1550-1070 BC) - DBA #11
After campaigns against the Hittites, climaxing in the much interpreted battle of Qadesh around 1300, Ramses concluded a treaty with them culminating in a marriage to a Hittite princess.
The rising power of the priesthood of Amon and that of the army contributed to the decline of the New Kingdom and a general state of chaos after Ramses' death.
For variety, one of these elements might be replaced by a Syrian allied Maryannu, such as those that may have comprised the Ne'arin division at the Battle of Qadesh.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/dba11tr.html   (1494 words)

  
 Egypt: Abu Simbel
Osiris posture is how a pharaoh is depicted in his dead form - legs close to each other and the body upright with the arms crossed and holding a hook and a flail.
This is the first instance of a political propaganda where Ramesis II having actually escaped death and defeat in the battle is claiming an overpowering victory.
The temple itself was built right after the battle of Qadesh and most of the reliefs depict how Ramesis fearlessly and single-handedly destroyed the enemies.
www.travel-notes.org /abu_simbel.html   (613 words)

  
 Egypt: Who Were the Sea People
The Lukka and Sherden are also recorded, along with the Peleset as serving as mercenaries in the army of Ramesses II, especially at the Battle of Qadesh.
This first attack of the Sea people occurred during the 5th regnal year of Merenptah, the 19th Dynasty ruler and son of Ramesses II, and it seems that at first it took that king by surprise.
Dislodged and scattered by battle were the lands all at one time, and no land could stand before their arms, beginning with Khatti [1], Kode [2], Carchemish [3], Arzawa [4], and Alasiya [5]...
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/seapeople.htm   (1452 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | The burning of Baghdad
The young Egyptian King Ramsis II, having defeated the Hittites in the historic battle of Qadesh (1450 BC), gave a number of memorable orders: enemy personnel are to be protected by the Egyptian army and may enlist in that army if they so wish.
More significantly, both the Egyptian and Hittite flags were to fly on the Qadesh Castle, in homage to the defeated enemy.
The pillage of Baghdad, the looting of antiquities, and the destruction of Iraqi institutions betrays a wish to destroy the legacy and traditions of a wounded nation.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/636/op14.htm   (936 words)

  
 Have you wondered? - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
Its true...according to historical records there's a battle between Ramesses the Second of egypt and the hittites...The battle of Qadesh in Syria, to be precise...according to accounts from both sides, both the hitites and the egyptians won.
William Wallace was soundly beaten in the second battle, before legging it, and hiding.
according to historical records there's a battle between Ramesses the Second of egypt and the hittites...The battle of Qadesh in Syria, to be precise...according to accounts from both sides, both the hitites and the egyptians won.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=5322&mode=linear   (1117 words)

  
 QADESH
Simulation of the Battle of Qadesh in 1300 BC.
SHOCK BATTLE RESOLUTION Occurs when 2 opposing armies occupy the same space.
SYNOPSIS OF THE ACTUAL BATTLE Turn 1: RFC crosses the river and surprises P’Re.
www.angelfire.com /games2/warpspawn/Qadesh.html   (1118 words)

  
 DBA at Historicon 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battle Three: Battle for the Ark (1227 BC).
Many of these battles were tremendously close (4-3).
David Bostwick and (unknown) refight the battle of Per Ye, with Egyptians defending a temple complex against a marauding alliance of Libyans and Sea Peoples.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/Events/Historicon05/RuleroftheNile.html   (399 words)

  
 Great Battles of History: Qadesh
The two biggest problems with this design were the scale of the battle, and the usual lack of historical sources for the ancient period.
The reference to lack of sources might seem strange, since Qadesh is widely quoted as the first battle about which we have any knowledge.
Order of Battle: Always the hardest part of any ancient battle, and Qadesh is no exception.
patriot.net /~townsend/GBoH/gboh-qadesh.html   (2917 words)

  
 thoughts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was a game I'd wanted to fight for a long time, mainly because of the obvious history of the two empires and the important battle of Qadesh.
Pete did very well but was always on the back foot unable to push through to my soft infantry.
Back to the Armies, the Narrative or the Battle Reports Page.
pages.eidosnet.co.uk /~nikgaukroger/battles/plains/thoughts.htm   (517 words)

  
 Pharaoh - Build a Kingdom. Rule the Nile. Live Forever.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Historically, a young Ramses II almost died during this battle, but his personal valor and daring (and some late-arriving reinforcements) helped turn the tide.
The outlook is not all that bleak however, as you start with two pre-built chariot forts and a nicely fortified city.
Don't become too complacent, however, as you have only a few years to get your city's economy back on its feet, since this is a "timed" mission and two (of seven) years of time have already expired to pre-build the city and its forts.
members.aol.com /dheitm8612/walkthroughs/PC_Walkthroughs/Cleopatra/info_cleowalkthrough_5.html   (398 words)

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