Battle o Kadesh

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Battle o Kadesh
Pairt o Seicont Syrian campaign o Ramesses II
Ramses II at Kadesh.jpg
Ramesses atop chariot, at the battle o Kadesh. (Relief inside his Abu Simbel temple.)
DateLate Mey 1274 BC[1]
LocationOn the Orontes River near Kadesh
Result

Baith sides claimed victory.[2][3] Negotiatit peace treaty[4]
Tactical: Pyrrhic Egyptian victory or Indecisive

Strategic: Hittite victory (Hittite Empire expandit soothward, tae Upi/ Damascus)[5]
Belligerents
New Kinrick o Egyp Hittite Empire
Commanders an leaders

Ramesses II

Muwatalli II

  • Hattusili III
  • Mittanamuwash o Pitassa
  • Masturish o Seha River Land
  • Piyama-Inarash o Wilusa
  • Sahurunuwash o Carchemish
  • Sattuara o Mittani
  • Niqmepa o Ugarit
  • Talmi-Sarruma o Aleppo
  • Niqmaddu o Kadesh
Strenth

20,000 men
(hauf engaged)

  • 16,000 infantry[6]
  • 2,000 chariots[7]

50,000 men

  • 40,000 infantry[8]
    (not engaged)
  • 3,700 chariots[8]
Casualties an losses
Unkent Unkent

The Battle o Kadesh (an aa Qadesh) teuk place atween the forces o the Egyptian Empire unner Ramesses II an the Hittite Empire unner Muwatalli II at the ceety o Kadesh on the Orontes River, in what is nou the Sirian Arab Republic.[10]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lorna Oakes, Pyramids, Temples & Tombs of Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Atlas of the Land of the Pharaohs, Hermes House: 2003. P. 142.
  2. Nicholas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, Blackwell Books: 1992, p.256
  3. Ancient Discoveries: Egyptian Warfare. Event occurs at 12:00 hrs EDST, 2008-05-14. the recently produced program details current thinking of three experts on the Battle of Qadesh, and the Peace of Qadesh (signed about) 15 years later. Retrieved 15 Mey 2008.
  4. 100 Battles, Decisive Battles that Shaped the World, Dougherty, Martin, J., Parragon, p.10-11
  5. Joyce Tyldesley, Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh, Penguin Books, 2000. p.73
  6. a b M. Healy, Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings, 32
  7. M. Healy, Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings, 39
  8. a b M. Healy, Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings, 22
  9. M. Healy, Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings, 21
  10. Kitchen, K. A., "Ramesside Inscriptions", volume 2, Blackwell Publishing Limited, 1996, pp. 16-17.