10 Ancient Battles That Shook Civilizations

From brilliant victories to unpredictable military upsets, these conflicts stunned the ancient world.

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  • Ramses II defeats an enemy in the Battle of Kadesh.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Battle of Kadesh (c. 1274 B.C.E.)

The Battle of Muye (c. 1046 B.C.E.)

The Battle of Plataea (479 B.C.E.)

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The Kalinga War (c. 261 B.C.E.)

The Siege of Syracuse (213-212 B.C.E.)

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The Battle of Gaixia (202 B.C.E.)

The Third Servile War (73-71 B.C.E.)

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The Battle of Red Cliffs (208 C.E.)

The Conquest of Tikal (378 C.E.)

The Battle of the Catalaunian Fields (451 C.E.)

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