Category: Egypt

The Vanishing Persian Army of Cambyses

When your dad is Cyrus the Great, you have a lot to live up to.  He began the Achaemenid Empire and reigned over the territory from Asia Minor to India.  Unfortunately, Cyrus met his match in a warrior queen named Tomyris and went to his long home.   (More on her in this post: ) […]

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The Harem Conspiracy

The royal court is never an easy place.  Its full of intrigue and deception and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  This is true today as it was in ancient times.  In Egypt, no one was more powerful than the Pharaoh.  However, in the Twentieth Dynasty, Pharaoh Ramses III was getting old.  He had ruled Egypt for […]

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Peace Treaty of Kadesh

Egypt and the Hittites had been warring over the area around Kadesh for years.  The last major battle was in 1274 BCE and Pharaoh Ramesses II and Hittite emperor Muwatallis fought to a draw.  Both sides sustained heavy losses, but neither side could claim total victory.  However, both sides did claim victory in their various […]

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