Sites & cities that bear the name of Qadesh


Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 18th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 2nd century C.E
Recorded names : Q-D-Š, Qdšw, Kadeš, Kinza, Kidša, Gizza, Kadesh, قادش‎, Kadytis?, Laodicea ad Libanum, Λαοδίκεια ἡ πρὸς Λίβανου, Laodiceia, Laodikeia, Cabrosa, Scabrosa, Kabiôsa Laodikeia, Cabiosa Laodiceia, Tell Nebi Mend, Tell al-Nabi Mando, تل النبي مندو‎

Description : Kadesh (also Qadesh) was an ancient city of the Levant, located on or near the headwaters or a ford of the Orontes River. It was of some importance during the Late Bronze Age, and is mentioned in the Amarna letters. It was the site of the Battle of Kadesh between the Hittite and Egyptian empires in the 13th century BC.

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