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  The Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Muwatallis II subsequently advanced as far south as Damascus: the Hittites had maintained their control in Syria.
Assessing the major threat to the southern borders of the Hittite kingdom coming from the south, Muwatallis II transfered his residence to Dattassa, a city somewhere in the Taurus area.
Muwatallis II had installed another son, Hattusilis, as "Great King" of a state centered on the city of Tarhuntassa, probably southwest of Konya giving Hattusilis equal status to the ruler of Carchemish.
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 Muwatallis --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Muwatallis was the son and successor of Mursilis II.
Although Muwatallis' accession was unmarred by the customary flurry of revolts among the Hittite vassal states, a struggle with resurgent Egypt for the domination of Syria became imminent after Egypt reconquered Palestine and made the Orontes River in Syria the Egyptian-Hittite frontier.
In the meantime, his brother Hattusilis III fought with the Kaska in the north (the only troublesome Hittite satellite during Muwatallis' reign) and was installed as viceroy of the “Upper Country” east of Hattusas.
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 Battle of Kadesh - OnlineEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Battle of Kadesh (also spelled Qadesh) took place between Egypt and the forces of Muwatallis, king of the Hittites, on the Orontes River, during the reign of Ramesses II, It was probably the largest chariot-battle ever fought, with some 5000 vehicles involved.
The Hittite king Muwatallis, who had mustered several of his allies (among them Rimisharrinaa, the king of Aleppo), had positioned his troops behind the hill at Kadesh, but Ramesses thought they were at Aleppo and learned the truth only after capturing two Hittites.
Immediately Ramesses sent messengers to hasten the coming of the Ptah and Setekh divisions of his army which were still on the far side of the river Orontes.
www.neareasternarchaeology.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Battle_of_Kadesh   (463 words)

 Hittites, History Of the Ancient Hittites, Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While the king was at Kummanni, he was joined by his brother Piyasilis, king of Carchemish, who was taken ill and died; his death sparked off a revolt in Syria supported by Egypt and Assyria, but the appearance of the king himself at the head of his imperial army proved sufficient to suppress it.
When Muwatallis died and was succeeded by his son, Urhi-Teshub (Mursilis III), the boy's uncle became a rival to the throne and, after a seven-year quarrel, forced him into exile in Syria.
Kurunta, another son of Muwatallis, was installed as Great King of a state centered on the city of Tarhuntassa, probably southwest of Konya, with equal status to the ruler of Carchemish; the city would have served as a base for operations farther west.
www.history-world.org /hittite_empire_to_c.htm   (1991 words)

 ANISTORITON: Internet Messages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This seperation of forces and forfeiture of any surprise was tactically foolish; but Ramses was apparently convinced the limited and engarrisoned force would not engage him in the open.
Muwatallis, King of the Hittites, was well aware of Ramses' objective and movements, and he had his very significantly augmented main army positioned behind the city proper.
I interject that Muwatallis decided not to expend forces to crush an already defeated army.
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 All Empires - The Battle of Kadesh, 1275 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Why Ramessês relied on information from two ex-soldiers of the Hittite army is unknown, however, the fact that his forward scouts had failed to detect the presence of a Hittite army may have persuaded the king to accept the news as fact.
From recent reconstructions it seems that Muwatallis was surrounded and was forced to break out of the encirclement and retreat to Kadesh.
It was an achievement that the Egyptian infantry had at all managed to hold the Hittites until further relief had arrived, and this is a testament to their discipline, but it remains amazing how little reconnaissance Ramessês II had completed prior to the battle and how brashly he reacted to two very strange Bedouins.
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 Ian's Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ramesses didn't know it at the time but these Bedoin were in the employ of Muwatallis and, playing on his arrogance and inexperience, they told Ramesses that Muwattallis had gone there because he was afraid to face him.
Muwatallis did however, Send in a second chariot force to attack Ramesses camp from the East.
Muwatallis had missed his chance and, not wanting to be caught between the forces of Ramesses on the plain and the Ptah and Set divisions coming from the south, he recalled his chariots.
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 Great Battles
Muwatallis did not take the threat to the Hittite’s power in their own neighbourhood lightly.
He reached Kadesh before the Egyptian army and deployed his army behind the treeline of the Orontes river and the mound of the citadel of Kadesh.
Muwatallis tried to pursue the Egyptians by his chariots.
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 All Empires - The Hittite Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His successor, King Muwatallis fought against the famous Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II in a battle at Kadesh in 1300 B.C. Nobody was victorious, but Ramesses II claimed victory.
The battle of Kadesh was fought around 1300 B.C between the Hittites under the leadership of King Muwatallis and the Egyptians under the leadership of Ramesses II.
When the Egyptians attacked, they were able to cut down many of the Hittite soldiers, as their chariots were crammed tighter, and they were taken completely by surprise.
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 Egyptian Interaction with the Middle East
Muwatallis' reign saw many battles against the Egyptians for control of Syria, including two battles at the Syrian city of Kadesh.
The first battle at Kadesh was a small altercation against the second pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty named Seti I. The outcome of this battle was the signing of a precarious peace treaty that didn't mean a whole lot to either empire.
The biggest blow to the Hittites from this battle was the death of their leader, Muwatallis.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/egypt/othercultures/egypthittites.html   (752 words)

 Battle of Kadesh --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
), major battle between the Egyptians under Ramses II and the Hittites under Muwatallis, in Syria, southwest of Hims, on the Orontes River.
Seeking to recapture the Hittite-held city of Kadesh in Syria, Ramses II invaded Syria with four divisions and an auxiliary force.
Muwatallis gathered a large alliance among his vassal states and, hiding his army behind the...
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9044278   (1058 words)

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The traditional history credits Muwatallis, son of Mursilis, with a reign of 24 years, but this is an approximation based on historical references contained in the inscriptions of his brother Hatusillis who much later usurped the kingship from Urhi Teshup, the son of Muwatallis.
And since Muwatallis appears to have promoted his brother to his elevated status soon after he became Great King of Hatti we need not assume that he ruled for much longer than that time, though in table 2 we credit him with 14 years, admittedly only an educated guess.
And in the case of Muwatallis and Mursilis (II) we can suggest a reason why Mursilis might even relinquish to his son many of the functions typically assigned to the "Great King", all this while he was still alive.
www.kent.net /DisplacedDynasties/Contestants_for_Syrian_Domination.html   (4439 words)

 The life of Ramesses the Great - the battle of Kadesh
The Hittite king Muwatallis led the enemy force, of two contingents each of 18,000 men supported by at least 2,500 charioteers.
King Muwatallis could stand the bloodshed no longer, and probably realising that neither side could win the battle, he sent a letter pleading for peace saying:
Negotiations were entered into, with King Muwatallis wanting a peace treaty but Ramesses would have none of it and only agreed to sign a truce.
www.egyptologyonline.com /battle_of_kadesh.htm   (1974 words)

 kadesh treaty
Now from the beginning of the limits of eternity, as for the situation of the great ruler of Egypt with the Great Prince of Hatti, the god did not permit hostility to occur between them, through a regulation.
But hereafter, from this day, behold Hattusilis, the Great Prince of Hatti, is under a regulation for making permanent the situation which the Re and Seth made for the land of Egypt with the land of Hatti, in order not to permit hostility to occur between them forever.
Now since Muwatallis, the Great Prince of Hatti, my brother, went in pursuit of his fate, and Hattusilis sat as Great Prince of Hatti upon the throne of his father, behold, I have come to be with Ramses Meri-Amon, the great ruler of Egypt, for we are together in our peace and our brotherhood.
www.languageandlaw.org /TEXTS/CONST/KADESH.HTM   (995 words)

 Ramses the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Egyptologist Frank Yurco, who has lectured on Ramses, is amused by one exceptional scene: An enemy prince who fell into the Orontes River is being held upside down and drained of water.
“One of the mysteries of the battle is why the Hittite king (Muwatallis) didn't put his infantry into battle on the first day,” Yurco commented during a lecture.
Muwatallis could've defeated him if he'd thrown in the infantry, but at that time infantry was used to mop up.”
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 Essay Depot - Ramases II
All the time they were being watched by Muwatallis and his army concealed on the opposite bank of the river.
Muwatallis, who had remained in the camp, hearing the sounds of war, felt the Egyptians were being beaten, as he approached the site he witnessed his men being driven back across the river.
Just as Muwatallis had done with Seti I he sent a letter of peace to Rameses saying “Peace is better than fighting.
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 Lunacat.net - Science Fiction & Fantasy Books - Web Published Fiction - Tetisheri
The Hittite army was nowhere in sight, and I Ramesses, was anxious to begin the siege of the city, I drew away from my main units and low and behold I discovered myself facing the Hittite horde, which was under the command of a King called Muwatallis.
Muwatallis watched in dismay and anger as the cream of this command fell before the lesser forces of my armies, and saw the death of his own brother.
The Hittites and all of their allies were driven into the water where they all died of drowning.
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 Seti 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Seti set out to restore this, and increased the territory into Palestine and Syria, and protected the border against the Libyans.
He also fought against the Hittite king Muwatallis further north in the Levant.
It appears that he concluded a peace treaty that secured the borders at Kadesh on the Orontes River.
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 Ancient Kadesh in Syria
Also unearthed was destruction debris associated with the battle between Jonathan and Demetrius.....
(1275 BC): major battle between the Egyptians under Ramses II and the Hittites under Muwatallis in Syria southwest of Homs on the Orontes River.
Muwatallis gathered a large alliance among his vassal states and, hiding his army behind the city mound, sent out false reports that he was at Aleppo farther north.
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Kadesh.html   (466 words)

 A General History of the Near East, Chapter 4
At this point Nabopolassar was ailing, possibly suffering from a stroke, and he started delegating responsibilities to his sons, Muwatallis and Hattusilis.
He died in 607 B.C., and both sons got a part of the realm to rule: Muwatallis became king in Babylonia, under the name of Nergilissar I, while Hattusilis became governor of Anatolia and Assyria, and commander of the army.
Hattusilis, better known by his Babylonian name of Nebuchadnezzar II, would become the single most important person in the period covered by this chapter, so a few words on his early life would be appropriate before this narrative continues.
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 "Forgotten Empires" Remembered - Text
Menuas of Urartu, who is identified as Muwatallis the Hittite, is known to have associated his son Inuspuas with him as coregent, but Inuspuas never reigned in Urartu.
Clapham mentions that this fact is generally attributed to the prince's premature death, and while he does not endorse this explanation, neither does he suggest another.
[8] We may see in this a reference to the Urartian throne and suggest that some time after Mursilis III was appointed coregent, Muwatallis, perhaps sensing the danger presented by his younger brother but unwilling to kill him, made him king in Urartu, hoping that this would satisfy his ambitions.
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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).
It was probably the largest chariot-battle ever fought, with some 5,000 chariots involved.
The Hittite (red) and Egyptian (green) spheres of influence overlapped at Kadesh
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 Egypt: History - Dynasty XIX (Nineteenth Dynasty)
Ramose was ambitious to repeat his father's successes in northern Syria, and Muwatallis, the grandson of Suppiluliumas, was determined to uphold the many treaties that had been made with the petty princes of that reign.
To the following year belongs the mighty struggle in which Ramesses performed a personal feat of arms that he never tired of proclaiming to his subjects on the temple-walls built by him.
On one of these Khattusilis, Muwatallis's brother and successor, recalling the events of earlier years, relates how Ramesses was conquered and retreated to the land of Aba near Damascus, only to be replaced there by himself as regent.
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 Makara's Definitions from I to Z
He commanded more then 20,000 men and made his way to the valley of the Orontes River, overlooking Kadesh, the city who's king had warred with Tuthmosis III of the 18th dynasty for more then a decade.
Upon arrival there was no sign of the Hittite army and Ramesses, anxious to begin the siege drew away from his men and suddenly found himself facing the horde of the HIttite army, under the command of King Muwatallis.
Muwatallis added his 1,000 reserve chariots into the fight but was unable to score.
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 Ramesses II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mummy of Ramesses II Ramesses led several expeditions north into the lands east of the Mediterranean (the location of the modern Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria).
At the Battle of Kadesh in the fourth year of his reign (1286 BC), Egyptian forces under Ramesses engaged the forces of Muwatallis, king of the Hittites.
Over the following years, neither power could effectively defeat the other.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ramesses_II   (832 words)

 Battle of Kadesh (c1275 BC)
Mitanni influence had in the interval been replaced by an aggressive Hittite Empire and Egypt did well to hold their own.
Seti I¹s son, Ramses II, found himself forced to lead his army out to combat the Hittite King, Muwatallis, to decide the fate of Syrai and Palestine.
Ramses II is known as the Great and had a very long reign and many wives and sons.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/battles/kadesh.html   (935 words)

 Egypt: Who's Who of Ancient Egypt - Egyptian people, queens and family: Muwatallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Egypt: Who's Who of Ancient Egypt - Egyptian people, queens and family: Muwatallis
Muwatallis was a Hittite king who related how Ramesses was conquered and retreated to Aba near Damascus, only be replaced there by himself as Regent.
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