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The Battle of Kadesh at the Ramesseum, 1274 BCE

Ramesseum

On a wall of his mortuary temple at Thebes, called the Ramesseum, the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) carved scenes showing the Battle of Kadesh—a clash between the Egyptians and the Hittites fought in 1274 BCE near the Orontes River in modern Syria. Thirteen years later, Ramesses signed a peace treaty with the Hittite king Hattusili III (1267-1237 BCE), putting an end to the protracted war between the two Late Bronze Age superpowers.

Bryce, Trevor, “Last Days of Hattusa” Odyssey Magazine, Jan-Feb 2005.

See also-

Decisive Battles- The Battle of Kadesh, History Channel

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