Kadesh


Kadesh
   An important city-state, now located in Syria; modern Tell Nebi Mend. The city became part of the Egyptian empire during Dynasty 18. Its prince rebelled against Thutmose IIIbut was forced to submit after the battle of Megiddo. The city later fell under Hittite control during the reign of Suppiluliuma I. It may have been briefly regained by Sety I. Around 1274 BC, Ramesses II sought to regain the lost Egyptian territory, but his forces were ambushed outside Kadesh by the Hittite army. Although his army was severely mauled, the Egyptian king managed to hold the Hittites back from his camp and avoid capture. The battle itself ended in stalemate, but the campaign was lost, and the Egyptians were forced to retreat. Upon his return to Egypt, Ramesses II had an account of the battle written and inscribed on temple walls to glorify his personal bravery despite the unfortunate outcome of the campaign. The Hittites more succinctly recorded an Egyptian defeat, and the northern part of the Egyptian empire in Syria, notably Amurru, remained in Hittite hands.
   See also Warfare.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Kadesh — [kā′desh΄] oasis in the desert, south of Palestine: Gen. 14:7, 16:14; Num. 32:8; Deut. 1:46, 2:14 * * * Ancient city, western Syria. Located just southwest of modern Ḥimṣ, it was seized by the Egyptian king Thutmose III in the 15th century BC. It …   Universalium

  • Kadesh — [kā′desh΄] oasis in the desert, south of Palestine: Gen. 14:7, 16:14; Num. 32:8; Deut. 1:46, 2:14 …   English World dictionary

  • Kadesh — This article is about Kadesh in Syria, see also Kadesh (South of Israel) or Kedesh Kadesh (also Qadesh) was an ancient city of the Levant, located on or near the Orontes River, and is today thought to be identical to the ruins at Tell Nebi Mend,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Kadesh — Qadesh ou Kadesh ville cananéenne, sur l Oronte (Syrie), disputée à la fin du IIe millénaire av. J. C. entre les Hittites et les pharaons égyptiens. Kadesh V. Qadesh …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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