Egypt Travel Gate

Battle of Kadesh

Battle of Kadesh


Battle of Kadesh

The two parties fighting were the Egyptian army led by Ramses II, the most renowned builder of ancient Egypt and the Hittites. The battle took place in the city of Kadesh that was located near the Orontes River in Syria.

The Egyptian authority over Asia minor witnessed a recess at the end of the ruling period of the 18th dynasty. With many domestic disturbances that followed the religious revolution led by Ikhnaton, the Hittites took advantage of that and took control of several Egyptian territories in Asia Minor.  

When Akhenaton passed away, Hor Moheb, the army leader at the time became the king of Egypt. He was able to restore the local stature, but he wasn’t capable of regaining the lands occupied by the Hittites. Ramses I took control after him establishing the 19th dynasty.

Many Pharaohs from the 19th dynasty carried out military campaigns against the Hittites with some remarkable results. However, Ramses II, during the fifth year of his reign, led his army in a harsh war against the Hittites. Both parties faced each other’s in Kadesh.

After severe battles between the two armies, Ramses II was not able to defeat the Hittites and they were not capable of achieving any progress as well. Historical records, nevertheless including the wall inscriptions in various ancient Egyptian temples like the Karnak, Ramssium, and Abu Simble noted that Ramses had a great victory over the Hittites in Kadesh. 

On the other hand, Muwatalli II, the king of the Hittites at the time asserted, through his records, that he had a great victory over the Egyptians. In fact, after the battle of Kadesh, Ramses went on regaining control over large parts of Asia. At this point in time, the Assyrians’ powers began increasing and started threating both the Egyptian and the Hittites territories.

This led to the signing of the first peace treaty in the history of mankind between the Pharaohs and the Hittites. This was in 1258 between Ramses and the King of the Hittites to respect the sovereignty of each other’s. The treaty was carved both in the hieroglyphic language.

It was written on a board made out of silver. However, unfortunately, it was lost throughout time. Nevertheless, it is still considered the first peace treaty to be recorded in human history.

Find Your Trip

  • 8 Days Cairo and Oberoi Phile Nile Cruise

    Aswan Easter Nile Cruise Sailing the River Nile April 2019 aboard Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise for 4 Days 3 Nights Aswan to Luxor cruise for a memorable Egypt Easter holidays around Egypt ancient sightseeing.

    Read More
  • Cairo and Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise Package

    Top Luxury Cairo and Nile Cruise Packages. Book 12 Day Egypt Tour to Cairo and The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise For an Ever Luxury Egypt Holidays. Tour Most of Egypt Sightseeing Places in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel Onboard Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruise.

    Read More
  • Pyramids and Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise

    Best Pyramids and Nile Cruise Packages. Book 8 Day Egypt Tour to Giza Pyramids and Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan For Top Luxury Egypt Pyramids and Nile Cruise Holidays to Uncover Most of Egypt Attractions in Luxury Egypt 8 Days Itinerary.

    Read More
  • Cairo to Abu Simbel Wheelchair Adabted Tour

    Book Cairo to Abu Simbel Egypt Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Packages 10 Days Egypt in Wheelchair Friendly Tour to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel Handicap Tours Egypt With Equipped Cars, Personal Guides and Well Paved Sites.

    Read More
  • Nile, Lake Nasser Cruise and Stay

    Nile Lake Nasser Cruise and Stay to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel. Book Luxury 12 Day Egypt Tour Package, Nile and Lake Nasser Cruise and Stay Holiday All Inclusive to Wander Top Egypt Points of Interest in Private Luxury Egypt Itinerary 12 Days Package.

    Read More
  • Holy Family Trip to Egypt

    15 Day Egypt Tour Package to Follow The Route of The Holy Family Trip to Egypt. Book to Follow The Steps of the Holy Family Flight into Egypt Itinerary 15 Days. Visit Most Churches, Monasteries with Sightseeing and Nile Cruise Included.

    Read More
  • 12 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Stay

    12 Day Egypt Tour package to Cairo, Nile Cruise and Stay Hurghada. Book Escorted Egypt Tours, Luxury Nile Cruise and Stay Red Sea All Inclusive Holidays. Luxury Egypt Itinerary 12 Days Travel to Cairo Then to Upper Egypt For Luxury Nile Cruise and Red Sea.

    Read More
  • Cairo Sahara Desert and Nile River

    Book Cairo Sahara Desert and Nile River Holiday, 12 Days Egypt Desert Safari Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert. Book Escorted Egypt Safari Tours Package to Major Sightseeing Places in Cairo, Visit the 5 Oasis of Egypt Western Desert and Relish Wonderful Cruising Time On the Nile.

    Read More
  • Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert

    Book 14 Day Egypt Tour, Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Holiday Package to Giza Pyramids, Sahara Desert and Nile River. Book Grand Egypt Adventure Tours and Travel Around Egypt Attractions in Sahara Desert, Nile River and Valley.

    Read More
  • 10 Day Egypt Pyramids Tour and Nile Cruise

    10 Day Egypt Tour to Egypt Pyramids and Nile Cruise. Luxury 10 Day Egypt Itinerary to Giza Pyramids and Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan. Book Egypt Pyramids Tour and Nile Cruise. Start in Cairo Then Luxury Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan Luxor with Optional Trip to Abu Simbel Temples.

    Read More
  • 8 Day Egypt New Year Tours

    Book 7 Nights Egypt New Year Tours 8 Days Luxury Egypt Christmas Tour Package to Giza Pyramids, Cairo and Xmas Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan. Spend 2019/2020 Xmas in Egypt to explore most of Egypt points of interest in luxury with this privately escorted Xmas holiday package.

    Read More
  • 10 Days Cairo Nile Cruise Package

    Luxury Cairo and Nile Cruise Package. Book Luxury 10 Day Egypt Tours, Luxury Egypt Guided Tour Packages to Cairo, Giza Pyramids and River Nile Cruise All Inclusive. Private 10 Day Guided Tour of Egypt Itinerary With 5 Star Luxury Nile Cruise.

    Read More
  • 8 Day Pyramids & Nile Cruise By Air

    Egypt Easter offer for 8 days 7 nights starts from Cairo April 2019. Enjoy Cairo tours, Giza Pyramids then board all inclusive 5 star Nile cruise Luxor Aswan, stop for sightseeing in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.

    Read More
  • 12 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sinai

    12 Day Budget Egypt Tours Package to Cairo, Nile Cruise and Sharm El Sheikh Stay. Book Cheap Egypt Nile Cruise and Stay Holidays to Giza Pyramids, Luxor, Aswan & Sharm El Sheikh. Unmissable Historic and Leisure Egypt Itinerary 12 Days.

    Read More
  • 7 Day Egypt Christmas Tours

    Book 6 Nights Egypt Christmas Tours Package, 7 Days Escorted Christmas Tours to Egypt Pyramids, Cairo and New Year Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan, Egypt New Year Tours 2019/2020. You will visit Cairo and Giza Pyramids then sail the Nile onboard all inclusive Luxor to Aswan.

    Read More
  • 8 Days Pyramids and Nile Cruise

    Luxury 8 Day Egypt Tour to Pyramids and Nile Cruise. Luxury Egypt Itinerary 8 Days to Pyramids and Nile Cruise Holidays. Book Best Egypt Pyramids and Nile Cruise Package. Start in Cairo Then Luxor Aswan Nile Cruise Sailing With Shore Trips to Near Historic Sites.

    Read More
  • Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Disability Trip

    Cairo Nile Cruise and Hurghada For Disabled 10 Days Friendly Handicap Tours Egypt. Book Egypt Wheelchair Accessible Tour to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Hurghada With Fully Equipped AC Cars and Disability Travel Guides, Hotels and Nile Cruise.

    Read More
  • 7 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise By Plane

    Egypt Easter Holidays for 7 Days 6 Nights starts from Cairo April 2019. Tour Cairo, Great Pyramids of Giza then board all inclusive 5 star Aswan to Luxor cruise, stop in ancient Egypt attractions in Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan for amazing Easter Vacations.

    Read More
  • 12 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Red Sea

    Escorted 12 Egypt Tours, Nile Cruise and Red Sea Stay All Inclusive. Book Egypt Itinerary 12 Days to Cairo and Nile Cruise. Book Best Cairo Nile Cruise Package and Hurghada Stay to Wander Egypt History Along With The Beauty of Red Sea Rivera.

    Read More
  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour

    Book 8 Day Egypt Tours, Egypt Classic Tour Package 8 Days to Cairo, Giza Pyramids With All Inclusive Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan. Book Classic Egypt Tour Packages For Perfect Guided Egypt Itinerary 8 Days Tour.

    Read More

You May Also Like

  • Ancient Egypt Symbols

    There were several symbols in ancient Egypt that survived until today. Need to know ancient Egyptian symbols meanings? What kind of symbols were important?. Learn the meaning and uses of Ankh, Lotus Flower and other ancient Egypt symbols.

    Read More
  • New Kingdom of Egypt

    The New Kingdom is considered as the golden age of ancient Egypt. What happened in Egypt New Kingdom? What caused the New Kingdom to fall?. Here is a summary of the new kingdom Egypt facts, pharaohs and timeline.

    Read More
  • Hyksos Invasion

    During the 15th dynasty, (Hyksos) people from Syria and Palestine emigrated to Egypt Delta. How was Egypt before the Hyksos invasion? what made the Hyksos invasion successful?. Learn about Hyksos invasion ancient Egypt facts and timeline.

    Read More
  • The Middle Kingdom of Egypt

    When Montuhotep II defeated the scattered kingdoms of Northern Egypt, he unified Egypt and started the Middle Kingdom. How long the Middle Kingdom of Egypt? How did it end? What was it known for?. Know the definition, events and achievements of Middle kingdom in Egypt.

    Read More
  • Old Kingdom of Egypt

    The period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt marks a very important stage in the ancient Egyptian history. This was the establishment of the dynasties period. Read Facts of the old kingdom in Egypt timeline, pharaohs and history.

    Read More
  • The First Intermediate Period

    The first intermediate period marks an important milestone in the ancient Egyptian history. What happened in The First Intermediate Period of ancient Egypt?. Read Facts, rulers and the timeline of The First Intermediate Period of the Ancient Egyptian History.

    Read More
  • Flowers in Ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egyptians always gave special care to roses and flowers, they used to give it to one another in various occasions. Uncover how were Flowers in ancient Egypt history, culture, flowers used and flowers Worshiped in Ancient Egypt.

    Read More
  • Ancient Egypt Medicines

    Medicine has largely and impressively flourished in ancient Egypt, ancient Egyptians were the first to know medicine and anatomy. Uncover Facts about ancient Egypt medicines history, medicine recipes, herbs, medical practices and medicines in ancient Egypt.

    Read More
  • Ancient Egypt Music

    Music played an important role in the lives of Egyptians since ancient times. What did ancient Egyptian music sound like?. Read facts About ancient Egypt music, ancient Egypt musicians and musical instruments in Ancient Egypt.

    Read More
  • Jewelry in Ancient Egypt

    In a civilization full of wealth and treasures like ancient Egypt, Jewelry was treasured for its beauty and power. Why Did Ancient Egypt Wear Jewelry?. Uncover Facts of Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Making, The Religious and Symbolic Significance of Jewelry in Ancient Egypt.

    Read More
  • Inventions by Ancient Egypt

    The Pharaohs or the ancient Egyptians created a civilization that still astonishes the whole world until today. Here We Talk About The Inventions by Ancient Egypt, Ancient Inventions of Egypt and What Inventions Did Ancient Egypt Make.

    Read More
  • Houses in Ancient Egypt

    Housing has always been among the most important needs of humans. Explore Types of Houses in Ancient Egypt, Know How Did Houses Look Like, Ancient Egyptian House Model and Quick Facts About Houses and Homes in Ancient Egypt.

    Read More
  • Ancient Food in Egypt

    Uncover the Ancient Food of Egypt and Know the Ancient Food in Egypt. Learn About The Eating Habits, God’s Offerings, Poor and Reach Ancient Egypt Food and Drink. Food is among the most important elements of anyone’s life, same applies to ancient Egyptians.

    Read More
  • Clothes in Ancient Egypt

    What clothes did they wear in ancient Egypt?. What are the clothes Worn in ancient Egypt?. The ancient Egyptians had a civilization that is considered quite unique. This is in terms of many various aspects. Clothes and outfits are among them.

    Read More


Discount Tickets & Deals

Egypt Travel Gate 2019 © Rights Reserved