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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsWelcome back to the final week of this course where everything culminates. We have three superpowers. We going to see how one of them is wiped out and the two others come into direct conflict with each other in probably their biggest battle today for both sides, and that's the famous Battle of Kadesh


In the final week we see how one superpower is wiped off the map and the final two ready themselves for a bloody battle for survival in what was to be the meeting of the two largest armies ever at this point in history.

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Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East

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