The Battle of Djahy of King Ramses III

The Battle of Djahy of King Ramses III

The Battle of Djahy of King Ramses III

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The Battle of Djahy (The Battle of the Delta)

In ancient Egyptian history, the sea people tried to invade Egypt many times during the reign of Rameses II and his successor Merenptah but were defeated easily as they weren’t powerful enough but during Ramesses III reign, he saw them as a real threat to the future of Egypt. The battle of Djahy started in 1178 B.C, the battle took place in the city of Djahy between the Egyptian army and navy led by Ramesses III and the mysterious sea people.

The sea people were raiders by nature, they repeatedly attacked and destroyed many of the eastern powers and were responsible for the downfall of many kingdoms such as the Hittite, Mycenaeans, and Mitanni. Their origin is still unknown but they had a high level of military strategy and organization and the ferocity of this raiders was drawn on the temple of Ramesses II in Medinet Habu as numerous cities and empires were laid to waste. They set their eyes on Egypt as it was known for its rich soil and access to special materials like gold.

After the sea people attacked the city of Kadesh, they moved to the Egyptian empire but the pharaoh was expecting them and made all the necessary preparations. When the sea people’s land forces reached the Egyptian border, they were stopped by Ramses’s forces. The battle ended with a great victory to the Egyptian army but the war wasn’t over. The sea people used their powerful naval fleet to attack Egypt, they had the most powerful ships and were expert sailors opposite to the inferior Egyptian seamen and their ships were less advance. Ramesses III had a genius cunning plan of letting the enemy’s ships to continue sailing in the Delta Nile River. Powered by both oars and sail, the Egyptian ships were more maneuverable than the enemy’s ships, bowmen were placed on the ships and the banks of the Nile and the Egyptians used grappling hooks to capsize many of the enemy ships. The bowmen started firing deadly arrows at the enemy who wasn’t able to counter-attack as they were only armed with swords and spears.

The Egyptians may have won both of the battles and the war but it had an unfortunate effect on both the Egyptian army that was very exhausted and the Egyptian treasury that was drained, and all that led to the weakening of Egypt which caused the end of the glorious days of the new kingdom.

The battle of Djahy is one of the most important battles in the ancient world, and in the ancient history, Egypt era was booming by scientists, strong army, and genius rulers, you can discover Egypt’s glorious history, civilization, and culture during your Egypt tour packages or try one of our breathtaking Egypt Nile cruises to casting your eyes on the temples and tombs in upper Egypt, Don’t miss the chance to live the adventure.


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Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

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Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

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The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

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