The Great and Powerful Pharaoh, Ramses: The Battle of Kadesh, a Clash of Titans – Part I | Ancient Origins Members Site


The Great and Powerful Pharaoh, Ramses: The Battle of Kadesh, a Clash of Titans – Part I

The Great and Powerful Pharaoh, Ramses: The Battle of Kadesh, a Clash of Titans – Part I

Many believe Ramses II (1303-1213 BCE) is the most celebrated, powerful, and greatest pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. It is not hard to see why. The battle of Kadesh would immortalize Ramses II in our history books.

A Patient Warrior

Ramses was born in a very successful and well trained military family. His grandfather, Ramses I and his great-grandfather, Seti, had both been commanders in the field. Ramses first taste of action began as a teenage when he accompanied his father Seti I on a military campaign against Libya. 

Pharaoh Ramesses II. Statue in the Torino Museum.

Pharaoh Ramesses II. Statue in the Torino Museum. (CC BY-SA 3.0)


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