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Al Qusayr or Al Qusair is a Syrian city administratively belonging to the Hims Governorate. It has a population of 44,395. Al Qusayr is the closest modern day city to the ancient walled hilltop city of Qadesh (Tell Nebi Mend) named for the ancient deity Qetesh (Qetesh-goddess of beauty) and which sits north and above the plain east of the river where historians place the largest chariot vs. chariot battle in antiquity, the Battle of Qadesh, May 1274 BC between the forces of Ramesses II's Egypt and the Anatolian Empire of the Hittites of Muwatalli II.



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