Before the battle of Djahy, Egypt has maintained the reputation of being one of the most powerful and richest kingdoms at the time which encouraged many foreign factions and various coalitions to attack it. One of those forces was the mysterious Sea people who attempted to invade numerous times during the reign of Ramses II and his Successor Merenptah but they were easily defeated because they weren’t powerful enough to face the powerful military forces of Egypt. But everything changed in the reign of Ramses III who saw them as a real threat to the future of Egypt as they grow more in number and power.Now it’s tiem to explore the entire information about battle of Djahy:
Battle of Djahy
Ramses III and the Sea Peoples
The battle of Djahy took place during Egypt new kingdom (1550-1070 BC), between the forces of Ramses III and the sea people. The sea people were famous for being naturally born raiders who attacked and destroyed many of the eastern empires and responsible for the downfall of various kingdoms like the Hittite, Mycenaeans, and Mitanni.
The sea people’s origin is still an enigma and they were known for their advanced level of military strategy, ferocity, and organization, as it shows on the temple walls of Ramses II in Medinet Habu.
The Sea People Invaded the City of Kadesh
Everything started after the sea people attacked the city of Kadesh and then set their eyes on Egypt the home of valuables materials like gold, precious stones, and rich fertile land filled with countless crops. In 1178 BC, the sea forces started to move to the Egyptian borders but the army led by Ramses III was prepared for their attack in the district of Djahy. Despite the advance tactics and power of the sea people, they were no match for the Egyptian army in Djahy battle.
The Beginning of the Djahy Battle
The sea people used their superior naval powers in the battle of Djahy to attack Egypt by sea. they were expert seamen and had the most powerful ships, unlike the Egyptians. Ramses III understood the inferior level of his naval forces compared the ones of the sea people so came up with a genius cunning tactic of letting the ships of the enemy to sail in the Delta Nile river and used the highly more maneuverable ships of the Egyptians which are powered by both oars and sail to carry bowmen and use grappling hooks to capsize the enemy’s ships.
The arrows were shot by the Egyptian bowmen from the ships and the banks of the Nile and the enemy’s ships inability to move or counter-attack because they were only armed by swords and spears which were no match to the vital arrows of the Egyptians, all led to their total defeat and destruction.
The Egyptians Won But the Results of Djahy Battle Was Bad
The battle of Djahy was won by the Egyptians but the price was too steep as it had a very unfortunate effect on the Egyptians army that became very exhausted and the Egyptians treasury was drained, all these factors led to the weakening of Egypt which all led to the end of the glorious days of the new kingdom. The battle of Djahy was a decisive moment in the history of ancient Egypt which defined the future of Egypt.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
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Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
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What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of 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 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.