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  siege   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A siege is a prolonged military blockade and assault of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
A siege tower could also be used: a substantial structure built as high, or higher than the walls, it allowed the attackers to fire down upon the defenders and also advance troops to the wall with less danger than using ladders.
Although siege warfare had moved out from an urban setting because city walls had become ineffective against modern weapons, trench warfare was nonetheless able to utilize many of the techniques of siege warfare in its prosecution (sapping, mining, barrage and, of course, attrition) but on a much larger scale and on a greatly extended front.
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 Siege   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Sieges are as old as warfare itself, with towns in the Middle East fromthe dawn of civilization having city walls.
The siege tower was a substantial structure built by the attackers outside of the defences, overlooking the walls, which allowed the attackers tofire down upon the defenders.
Although siege warfare had moved out from anurban setting because city walls had become ineffective against modern weapons, trench warfare was nonetheless able to utilizemany of the techniques of siege warfare in its prosecution (sapping, mining, barrage and, of course, attrition) but on a muchlarger scale and on a greatly extended front.
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Siege of Gibraltar The Siege of Gibraltar was a military action during the British Marines, 1800 strong, under the comma...
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Siege of Megiddo The Siege of Megiddo (1457 BCE) was a protracted blockade of the Battle of Megiddo (dated by the favour...
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 Siege   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When a siege results in the attackers taking control of the besieged city or fortress but the defensive forces are able to escape, the outcome is characterized as evacuated, and if the attacking force emerges victorious and also destroys and/or captures the defenders, the besieged entity is reckoned as having fallen.
However the Siege of Metz and the Siege of Paris held up German armies for months at a time due to the superior firepower of the Chassepot rifle and the principle of detached or semi-detached forts with heavy-caliber artillery.
In the west apart from the Battle of the Atlantic the sieges were not on the same scale as those European Eastern front, however there were several notable or critical sieges: the island of Malta for which the population won the George Cross, Tobruk and Monte Cassino.
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 The Megiddo Expedition
The siege of Megiddo and its surrender to the Egyptians apparently did not diminish its influence.
Until recently, scholars generally agreed that Megiddo’s six-chambered gate and adjoining city wall at the northern entrance to the city was commissioned by King Solomon in the late tenth century B.C. as a part of the great building project mentioned in 1 Kings 9:15.
At Megiddo, the arrival of the Assyrian conquerors is present in the archaeological record in the dismantling of the stables and the construction of impressive Assyrian-style palaces from which the rich Jezreel Valley was governed in the name of the Assyrian king.
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And at the Megiddo end of the pass [northeast] there was a river which supplied water for the animals, and energy to drive the grist mills.
The Hebrew Megiddo was rendered Mageddó in the Septuagint; in Assyrian dialect it was Magiddu or Magaddu; in the Amarna tablets it was Magidda and Makida; and in Egypt it was Maketi, Makitu and Makedo.
Megiddo controlled the pass between the Philistines to the south of Mount Carmel and the Phoenicians in the north.
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 Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) was fought between Egyptian forces under the command of the pharaoh Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh.
The Battle of Megiddo was an Egyptian victory and resulted in a rout of the Canaanite forces, which fled to safety in the city of Megiddo.
This is because Megiddo lies on the southwest edge of Jezreel Valley just behind the Mount Carmel ridge, controls the trade route between Egypt and Mesopotamia.
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 Megiddo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Although Megiddo was not a fortress in the days of World War I, note that the critical battle enabling the British Field Marshal Edmund Allenby to wrest control of the Holy Land from the Turks occurred at Megiddo where he began his offensive against them on September 18, 1918.
The city of Megiddo was allotted to the tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 17:11; I Chronicles 7:29).
Western military forces gather in the Valley of Megiddo, at Armageddon, and proceed to Jerusalem to engage eastern forces advancing in that direction, and at the height of battle encounter the unforeseen intervention of the Messiah (Revelation 16:16).
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 Megiddo - Archeology in Israel
Megiddo is one of the most important sites for the archeology of the Israelite kingdom, but there also many secrets to divulge as scientists struggle with the correct dating of the finds.
Megiddo's location was fortunate, connected to the ancient trade route to Egypt and Mesopotamia which ran along the sea by way of a pass through the Carmel mountains.
During the time of the Judges, Megiddo eluded the warfare of the Israelites (Judges 1:27), apparently despite the message in the song of Deborah in Judges 5 which speaks of a victory over the Canaanite kings near Megiddo.
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Megiddo is also mentioned in several of the clay tablets known as the Amarna letters, a 14th century BC archive of 336 tablets discovered in 1887 and years following at Tel el-Amarna on the eastern bank of the Nile, 185 miles south of Cairo.
Megiddo lay in the territory allotted to the tribe of Manasseh.
Surprisingly, Megiddo is mentioned in the Bible both in the list of the cities conquered by Joshua (Joshua 12:21) and in the list of Canaanite cities not conquered by the settling Israelites (Judges 1:27-28).
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 Siege Warfare in Ancient Egypt
Yet some recorded sieges were prolonged affairs going on for months and even years, and a few of them are important markers in Egyptian history: For example, the successful siege of Hatwaret (Avaris) by Ahmose I signalled the end of the Hyksos presence in Egypt.
When sieges were called for, depictions of such campaigns, such as those in Merenptah's campaign in Palestine recorded in the annals, display soldiers assaulting the fortifications by scaling ladders, sometimes on wheels and by infantry using axes to break into the wooden gates, all backed up by a hail of arrows from Egyptian archers.
Megiddo was for thousands of years an important city that controlled the east-west traffic from its position on the plain of Esdraelon.
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 Siege - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Turks laid siege to Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, for nearly two months in 1453.
For ten months from 1864 to 1865, Union soldiers laid siege against Confederate positions in the siege at Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War.
In the South-East Asian Theatre there was the seige of Singapore and in the Burma Campaign seiges of Myitkyina, the Admin Box and the Battle of the Tennis Court which was the high water mark for the Japanese advance into India.
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 TEMPLE - Online Information article about TEMPLE
Excavations at Sinjirli in Northern Syria and at Megiddo have, further, solved the problem of the " three rows of hewn stones and a row of cedar beams " which was the architectural feature of the walls of the various courts (1 Kings vii.
The principal entrance to the temple enclosure, and the only one on a level with it, was on its western side by a bridge or viaduct which spanned the Tyropoeon at the spot marked by Wilson's arch.
It is first mentioned in connexion with the siege of Pompey in 63 p.c., and according to the Mishnah it bore the name of the Gate of Kiponos (probably Coponius, the first procurator of Judea).
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 Siege of Megiddo
The Siege of Megiddo (1457 BCE) was a protracted blockade of the Canaanite city of Megiddo by Egyptian forces under the command of the warrior pharaoh Thutmose III.
The siege of the city came immediately after the Battle of Megiddo (dated by the favoured Middle Chronology to 1457 BCE) in which the forces of a large Canaanite coalition were surprised and routed by the Egyptian forces.
Fleeing destruction at the hands of the Egyptians, who reportedly busied themselves with looting the battlefield (much to Thutmose's chagrin), the surviving Canaanite troops were able to enter the city and clse it against Egyptian incursion.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Thutmose III
He defeated a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh in Battle of Megiddo.
After victory in battle he conquered Megiddo after a siege of 7 or 8 months (see Siege of Megiddo).
Thutmose III's tomb in the Valley of the Kings (KV34) is the first in which we find the complete Amduat, an important New Kingdom Ancient Egyptian funerary text.
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 From the Jerusalem siege by Sennacherib till the first Jerusalem fall by Nebuchadrezzar II
The Megiddo battle of Josiah against pharaoh Neco is not a synchronism in any significance one might give to that word.
This is sounding very well possible, but, as to me, the battle at Megiddo between January 1, -608 and May 1, -607, has nothing to do with the action of Nebuchadrezzar II mentioned above, but very well possibly with the Egyptian Harran conquest and the actions of Nabopolassar in his 17th year.
The point however is that Sennacherib, king of Assyria, made a siege on Jerusalem in the time of Hezekiah.
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 USO Canteen FReeper Style~Ancient Egyptian Military: Fortresses, Siege Warfare~July 22, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Megiddo lay in the plain of Yizreel, controlling the east-west traffic from the central coastal plains of Canaan to the Lake of Tiberias region and the north-south routes between Akka and the Beth Shean area.
The city walls were built of bricks and had a thickness of up to ten metres during the early Bronze Age and a height of several storeys, but the whole of Canaan had declined since then, and Thutmose had to overcome a wall of a mere 5 metres thickness and correspondingly smaller height.
The building of a causeway was proposed, as was the erection of siege towers, but Piye took advantage of the fact that the harbour was not as well defended nor the river wall as well manned as the huge ramparts facing north.
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 Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC)
The date most favored by Egyptologists is 1457 BC (according to the accepted Middle Chronology), although many other publications place the battle in 1482 BC or 1479 BC.
A modern description of the Battle of Megiddo (http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/megiddobattle.htm)
The Battle of Megiddo by Troy Fox (http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/megiddo.htm)
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 Megiddo: More luck over potential disaster and a long siege due to undisciplined troops than a brilliant victory.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Megiddo: More luck over potential disaster and a long siege due to undisciplined troops than a brilliant victory.
Secondly, when the Canaanite coalition troops abandoned their silver and gilt chariots onto the field of war, Thutmose's troops could have taken the city right then and there, but as undisciplined troops everywhere, they settled on the spoils of the booty instead.
This resulted in a long siege of Megiddo, and could hardly be called a brilliant victory, but perhaps a foregone conclusion.
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 Leaders and Battles: Pharaoh Thutmose III,
When he became sole ruler, he proved to be a brilliant strategist.
During the siege of Megiddo, he surprised his opponent Kadesh when he arrived through a dangerous pass instead of by two easier routes that Kadesh had fortified with forces in anticipation of his arrival.
He fought decisive battles from Thebes up the Syrian coast and went on to conquer 350 cities, most of the Near East, bringing great wealth to Egypt.
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 TEN Article Main Text
It would be also one of the strongest defensive systems in the country at the time, more massive than Megiddo, for example.
The reason for the great length of the passage which connects the two gates is the topography on the northeastern part of the site.
Since Mizpah had recently gone from being a town in a fairly secure zone in the center of the United Kingdom, to Judah's northern-most border fortress with massive new defenses, it may be that this new storage capacity was created as a communal reserve for times of siege or famine.
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The Egyptians, who had learnt of the weakness of Assyria, had already, three years before the fall of Ninive, crossed the frontiers with a mighty army under Necho II, in the hope of sharing in the dismemberment of the Assyrian Empire.
How Josias of Juda, trying to bar his way, was slain at Megiddo is known from IV Kings, xxiii, 29.
The Babylonians raised the siege to drive the Egyptians back; they then returned to Jerusalem and continued the siege in grim earnest.
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 USO Canteen FReeper Style~Ancient Egyptian Military: Fortresses, Siege Warfare~July 22, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Megiddo for instance fell to Thutmose only after it was beleaguered for seven months.
Some recorded sieges were prolonged affairs going on for months and even years, and a few of them are important markers in Egyptian history:
Ramses II set out to suppress them, and he was pressed enough not to waste time with prolonged sieges.
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 Findings this season for Area F
This was apparently the settlement which saw the approaching Egyptian army of Thutmose III.
The fact that it was not protected by a wall fits the data uncovered by the Oriental Institute in the upper tell and shows the difficulty in comprehending the text describing the siege of Megiddo at that time.
The LB I settlement was deserted (not destroyed) and later in the LB II a large, monumental building was built here.
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 The Egyptian House of David - The Gospel According to Egypt
While the nearby fortress of Megiddo was under a seven month long siege, Thutmose III led a contingent of men to Kadesh (the present day site of Jerusalem), and as the Bible describes, he "took the stronghold of Zion."
The shrine was normally kept within the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Amun at Karnak, however Thutmose III had carried it with him into battle.
It remained with him when he took up residence in Jerusalem during the prolonged siege of Megiddo.
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 Nebuchadnezzar (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
(See JOSIAH; MEGIDDO.) This secured to Egypt the possession of the Syrian provinces of Assyria, including Palestine.
He also, heedless of the warnings of the prophet, entered into an Alliance with Egypt, and rebelled against Babylon.
This brought about the final siege of the city, which was at length taken and utterly destroyed (B.C. Zedekiah was taken captive, and had his eyes put out by order of the king of Babylon, who made him a prisoner for the remainder of his life.
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 Encyclopedia: Siege of Megiddo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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 The Tel Amarna Tablets
After seven months of siege, Tuthmosis III rejoins his army from a fortress to the east and leads it in the capture of Megiddo.
Their ruler, Ebed-Kheba [a Hittite name], was unsuccessful in preventing the Egyptian garrisons from abandoning their positions before the Khabiru governor lay siege to the city.
Labayu contended for power with the kings of Jerusalem and Gezer, and had possession of the hill country and attempted to penetrate the Jezreel valley, laying siege to Megiddo.
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