Ancient Egyptian Battle Facts

Wooden Egyptian soldiers
Wooden soldiers from the tomb of Mesehti

Introduction - Battles of Ancient Egypt

There are many famous battles in ancient Egyptian history. Some of these battles involved fighting against invaders of Egypt, other battles were internal conflicts over control of the ancient civilization, and yet others were initiated by the Egyptians as they strived to expand their territory. On this page we list interesting facts about a few of the most famous ancient Egyptian battles. This information is written for kids and adults and includes where these battles took place, when they were fought, and who won.

Hyksos Invasion

For centuries ancient Egypt lived basically in peace protected from outsiders by natural barriers including the Nile River and deserts. However this would all change with the invasion of the Hyksos as described below.

The Battle of Megiddo

Battle of Kadesh

Battle of Djahy