The Campaign of Ramesses III against Philistia

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In this article I propose that Ramesses III campaigned in his eighth regnal year against the Philistines on the Northern borders of Canaan and prevented them from invading Egyptian controlled territory. Ramesses was victorious in a pitched battle, routed the Philistines to their home and destroyed their kingdom. This kingdom, named “the Land of Palestine”, was possibly located in the Amuq plain in Southern Turkey, in the territory of the former Kingdom of Alalakh.

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Kahn, D., (2011) “The Campaign of Ramesses III against Philistia”, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3(4), p.1-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_jaei_v03i4_kahn

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Dan'el Kahn (University of Haifa)

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