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also known as: Qadesh

This is the sacred city of the Hittites, on the left bank of the Orontes River, about 4 miles south of the Lake of Homs.

It is identified with the great mound Tell Nebi Mend (aka Tell Neby Mendeh), some 50 to 100 feet high, and 400 yards long.

Tell Nebi Mend, site of the ancient Hittite city of Qadesh/Kadesh—satellite view

On the ruins of the temple of Karnak, in Egypt, has been found an inscription recording the capture of this city by Rameses II. (See PHARAOH.)

Here the sculptor “has chiselled in deep work on the stone, with a bold execution of the several parts, the procession of the warriors, the battle before Kadesh, the storming of the fortress, the overthrow of the enemy, and the camp life of the Egyptians.”

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