Battle of Kadesh

Battle of Kadesh

Battle of Kadesh is a limited Edition print. Each print is made with light fast inks and printed on 305gsm museum quality Hahnemuhle fine art paper. The quality is exceptional and if framed with acid free mount card and board will retain its detail and colour for around 200 years.
Each print is signed and numbered and delivered in an extra thick custom made mailing tube.

Battle of Kadesh

Rameses II found himself in some difficulties when attacking “the deceitful city of Kadesh”. He was leading the Amun division but unknown to him, the Hittite army was hidden and waiting. They attacked and routed the Ra division as it was crossing a ford. With the chariots of the Hittites in pursuit, Ra fled in disorder; spreading panic as they went and ran straight into the unsuspecting Amun division. With half his army in flight, Rameses found himself alone with only his bodyguard to assist him.

The king, realising his desperate position, charged the enemy with his small band of men. He cut his way through, slaying large numbers as he escaped. “I was,” said Rameses, “by myself, for my soldiers and my horsemen had forsaken me, and not one of them was bold enough to come to my aid.”