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The Kadesh Treaties: Part I

The first treaty of Khadesh

After the indecisive battle of Khadesh, both sides move away form direct contact, until in 1258BC, a treaty is signed between the two superpowers. The main reason for this appears to be destabilisation caused by the conquest of the Mittani state by the Hittites and the appearance of new power on the scene in the form of Assyria.

In the next step, you will see some of the terms that were started in the peace treaty. Can you envisage what any of these terms may be?

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Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East

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