Battle of Megiddo

Egyptian forces under the command of Pharaoh Thutmose III battle a large rebellious coalition of Canaanite vassal states led by the King of Kadesh
Egyptian forces under the command of Pharaoh Thutmose III battle a large rebellious coalition of Canaanite vassal states led by the King of Kadesh

Historical Context

The first detailed battle account to have ever survived, it was carved into the walls of the Temple to Amun-Re at Karnak by military scribe Tjaneni.

The battle occurred in the Levant, an area controlled by the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III, who was facing a revolt led by the King of Kadesh.

The Egyptians won the encounter but allowed the enemy to escape into the city of Meggido which led to a seven month siege. This the Egyptians eventually broke to re-establish control in the area.

Painting Info


Location painted: Megiddo, Canaan

Related Events

  • 1457-04-16 BC Battle of Megiddo: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First battle recorded with a reliable account.

Historical Paintings