Did the Hittites invade Egypt?

Did the Hittites invade Egypt?

One military engagement the Hittites are famous for is the Battle of Kadesh against the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II's army in 1274 BCE. This battle is especially important because both sides claimed victory, which led to the first known peace treaty in the history of the world, in 1258 BCE.

Who won the battle of Kadesh?

With the Hittites drowning in the river and being slaughtered on the banks, Ramesses II turned his forces about and, making full use of his advantage in the light Egyptian chariot, drove the Hittites from the field. Ramesses II then claimed a great victory for Egypt in that he had defeated his enemy in battle.

What was the result of the Egyptian Hittite war?

As a result of discovery of multiple Kadesh inscriptions and the EgyptianHittite peace treaty, it is the best documented battle in all of ancient history....Battle of Kadesh.
DateLate May 1274 BC
ResultEgyptian tactical victory, strategically indecisive EgyptianHittite peace treaty

What was the biggest war in ancient Egypt?

In 1479 B.C., at the Battle of Megiddo, Pharaoh Tuthmosis III had over 20,000 men under his command to do battle against Syria's 15,000 man army. The Egyptians won the battle, capturing over two hundred chariots and two thousand horses from the defeated Syrians.

What language did they speak in ancient Egypt?

Coptic language

Who was the first king of Egypt?


Is Egypt overpopulated?

Egypt's growing population has reached over 101 million, an increase of more than 7 million since the last census in 2017, presenting a compelling problem for a country with limited resources.