Ramses I, Seti I & Ramses II. Ramses I. Ramses I continued. Ramses I was the founder of the 19 th dynasty. He was the grandfather of Ramses II. His birth name, Ramses means "Re has Fashioned him".
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"During his long reign of 67 years, everything was done on a grand scale. No other pharaoh constructed so many temples or erected so many colossal statues and obelisks. No other pharaoh sired so many children. Ramesses' 'victory' over the Hittities at Kadesh was celebrated in one of the most repeated Egyptian texts ever put on record. By the time he died, aged more than 90, he had set his stamp indelibly on the face of Egypt."
The Battle of Kadesh is one of the most well known campaigns of history because it is the earliest battle that can be reliably reconstructed in detail from various records on both sides of the conflict.
Fought between Ramses II and the Hittites under King Muwatallish, along with his allies.
The Hittite army of 37,000 footsoldiers and 3500 chariots was hiding behind the tell of Kadesh, but Ramses believed false rumors that his enemy was still near Haleb.
After beating what he thought was the truth out of two captured Hittites, he held a council of war and the vizier in a chariot and a rider on horseback were dispatched south to hasten the progress of the Ptah division.
While the Amen division was setting up camp, 2500 Hittite chariots attacked the marching Re division in two waves. The other two Egyptian divisions were still on the far side of the river Orontes (Arnath) near the town of Sabtuna.