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Rameses Great Horses
The Battle - by Amelia B. Edwards
THE BATTLE OF KADESH
From the great Temple of Abu-Simbel.
This sculpted tableau is divided horizontally by the river Orontes, represented by zigzag lines.
The fortified city of Kadesh occupies a projecting tongue of land, almost surrounded by the great bend of the river. To the right, where there is apparently a ford, some Egyptian chariots are dashing across in pursuit of a Khetan chariot, in which are seen three warriors.
The Egyptian chariots are distinguished from those of the Kheta by containing only two.

In the top register, to right, an aide-de-camp on horseback gallops off with orders for the tardy rear-guard, and we see a horse running away with an empty chariot.
To the left Rameses (depicted of colossal size) pursues the flying foe to the water's edge. Some lie trampled under his chariot-wheels, and some are drowning in the river.

A drowning chief is dragged to shore by a soldier of the garrison.

Forming a frieze round the end of the tableau to left is a squadron of Egyptian chariots in single file.
 
EGYPTIAN ATTACK ON HITTITE CHARIOT.
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