Who won the battle of Kadesh?

Dreamhunter

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
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Malaysia
There was not much else that Rameses II could have done, in the light of the circumstances, on his return to Egypt. Other than declare as pompously as possible to his nation that he had 'successfully halted a foreign invasion of Egyptian territory', when it could not have been further from the truth.

Confessing the complete battlefield truth would have put him at risk of an ouster, or even an assassination.
 
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