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The later part of this period, under the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties (1292–1069 BC), is also known as the Ramesside period.It is named after the eleven Pharaohs that took the name Ramesses, after Ramesses I, the founder of the Nineteenth Dynasty.He was also compelled to fight invading Libyan tribesmen in two major campaigns in Egypt's Western Delta in his sixth year and eleventh year respectively.
Ramesses II ("the Great") sought to recover territories in the Levant that had been held by the 18th Dynasty.His campaigns of reconquest culminated in the Battle of Kadesh, where he led Egyptian armies against those of the Hittite king Muwatalli II.Ramesses was caught in history's first recorded military ambush, although he was able to rally his troops and turn the tide of battle against the Hittites thanks to the arrival of the Ne'arin (possibly mercenaries in the employ of Egypt).This resulted in a peak in Egypt's power and wealth during the reign of Amenhotep III. 1479–1425 BC), Pharaoh, originally referring to the king's palace, became a form of address for the person who was king.One of the best-known 18th Dynasty pharaohs is Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten in honor of the Aten , a representation of the Egyptian god, Ra.
In the north, Egyptian armies fought Hittite armies for control of modern-day Syria.