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Hittite

The Hittites or Hatti are a people who occupied modern Turkey in the thirteenth Century BC. They were a rival empire to Egypt of the New Kingdom. King Ramesses the Second fought a famous battle against the Hittites about 1285 BC.

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Ramesses the Second was the son of King Seti the First and Queen Tuya. Ramesses was the third king of the Nineteenth Dynasty and ruled Egypt for about 67 years. In the fifth year of his reign he fought against the Hittites at Kadesh in Syria.

To ensure peace in the region, Ramesses and the Hittites signed the first peace treaty known in the world and he married a daughter of the Hittite king. That famous battle of Kadesh is inscribed on the walls of his temple. Furthermore, Ramesses the Second conducted campaigns against the Libyans and the Nubians.

He erected several monuments; the most important were the temples of Abu Simbel, the Ramesseum, and huge structures at the Karnak and Luxor temples.

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Other Names:

User-maat-Ra Setep-en-Ra
Mery-Amun

Gender:

Male
Type Type

Type:

King
Map Map

Ruled: 

Tanis
Timeline Timeline

Ruled: 

1279 BC - 1213 BC
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Architecture
Government
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Military
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Two Bracelets of Ramesses the Second
Two Bracelets of Ramesses the Second

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings

Abydos
Abydos

Bust of Ramesses the Second as a Youth
Bust of Ramesses the Second as a Youth

Memphis
Memphis

Statue of Ramesses the Second as a Child with Horus
Statue of Ramesses the Second as a Child with Horus

Head of King Ramesses the Second
Head of King Ramesses the Second

Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple

Oven of Ramesses the Second
Oven of Ramesses the Second

Block with a Scene of Ramesses the Second Massacring His Enemies
Block with a Scene of Ramesses the Second Massacring His Enemies

Seti the First
Seti the First

Bust of Ramesses the Second
Bust of Ramesses the Second

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