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====AmoriteMittanni period and the MittanniPeriod====
Although the town appears to be unmentioned in [[cuneiform]] sources before the first millennium BC,<ref name="Hawkins, J.D 1975">Hawkins, J.D. "Hamath." ''Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie'', Vol. 4. Walter de Gruyter, 1975.</ref> the site appears to have been prosperous around 1500 BC, when it was presumably an Amorite dependency of [[Mitanni]], an empire along the [[Euphrates]] in northeastern Syria.<ref name="Ring1"/> Mitanni was subsequently overthrown by the [[Hittites]], who controlled all of northern Syria following the famous [[Battle of Kadesh]] against [[Ancient Egypt]] under [[Ramesses II]] near [[Homs]] in 1285 BC.
By around 1350 BC, Mitanni was overthrown by the [[Hittites]], who controlled all of northern Syria.
In the south, the Hittites were in conflict with the Egyptians. Hamath became an important urban center. The conflict culminated in the famous [[Battle of Kadesh]] against [[Ancient Egypt]] under [[Ramesses II]] near [[Homs]] in 1285 BC.
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