Many Egyptian scholars and researchers believe that the Hittite and Egyptian Kingdoms have always been separate with each empire ruling their own people in their different lands, but my research proves otherwise. The facts are that the Hittite and Egyptian Kingdoms were a united empire like no other in ancient history that appears to last until this very day. In this series of articles that I would like to call “The Hittite and Egyptian Brotherhood,” I would like to list these facts that I have found below in order to settle this lost and mistaken part of our history.
* The first piece of evidence that I would like to present is the Egyptian–Hittite peace treaty.
This was a peace treaty concluded between Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II and Hittite King Hattusili III that the Egyptians and Hittites made an “eternal treaty” of “peace and brotherhood for all time.” This King’s wife was a Babylonian Princess named Puduhepa. Ramesses married Hattusili’s daughter, and conferred upon her an Egyptian name, Maathorneferure. Years later he married another Hittite princess.
The facts of who this DNA of the New Kingdom was points directly to this peace treaty concluded between Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II and Hittite King Hattusili III. These pledges of brotherhood and peace can be seen in the first line of this peace treaty that says, “Ramesses, Beloved of Amon, Great King, King of Egypt, hero, concluded on a tablet of silver with Hattušiliš, Great King, King of Hatti, his brother” and later in the tablet saying, “Ramesses II agreed to provide support to Hattušiliš’ successors in order to hold the Hittite throne.”
Now in writing and in stone (pictured above left), we have Egyptian Pharaoh, Ramesses II calling his once most fiercest enemy, Hittite King Hattusili III Great King, King of Hatti, his brother” and later in the tablet saying, “Ramesses II agreed to provide support to Hattušiliš’ successors in order to hold the Hittite throne.”
It is paramount that you understand the significance of this treaty and pledge. They were now officially united in writing and by law. This is what I would call the first true Universal Brotherhood that we can officially prove in writing and in their own words. The Hittite and Egyptian Brotherhood had officially begun.
* A New Kingdom is created to signify the new blood on the throne with the 20th Dynasty
What scholars need to comprehend is that throughout history when two empires make pledges of brotherhood and peace, they also signify this pledge in blood by unifying royal families via arranged marriages and mixed blood children who carry the DNA of both empires. Hence, they all become one new tribe, a new peoples and yes, a new dynasty which we can clearly see in the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.
Both the Egyptain Empire and the Hittite Empires were forces to be reckoned with at this time. Hittite King Hattusili III’s wife was a Babylonian Princess named Puduhepa. Ramesses II would then marry King Hattusili’s daughter, and give her an Egyptian name, Maathorneferure. It is said that Maathorneferure’s original name is unknown, but her Egyptian name translates as “One who sees Horus, the invisible splendor of Ra.”
Personally, I believe that she is no other than Nefertari (also known as Nefertari Merytmut). These facts I will address in a future article.
The Hittite princess left Hattusa, the Hittite capital, in late 1246 BCE, accompanied by her mother and a huge contingent laden with gold, silver, bronze, cattle and sheep, and slaves. At the Egyptian frontier, a message was despatched to the Pharaoh: ‘They have traversed sheer mountains and treacherous passes to reach Your Majesty’s border.’ Ramesses sent a welcoming party to escort the princess through Canaan and into Egypt. She arrived in February 1245 BCE at Pi-Ramesse.
For Ramesses, the marriage was valuable more for the large dowry he acquired rather than his new bride, who was despatched to his harem palace at Mer-wer (today’s Gurob).  According to another account, however, Maathorneferure is said to have given Ramesses a baby and died shortly thereafter.
From the records we know that Maathorneferure was a Hittite and an Ancient Egyptian queen who was called the Great Royal Wife of Ramesses II. Maathorneferure was married to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 34th year of his reign, becoming the Great King’s Wife and Mistress of the Two Lands. The title, Mistress of the Two Lands is another key in understanding the mystery surrounding this union of empires.
Years later the Pharaoh Ramesses III married another Hittite princess further cementing this union of empires and blood with the Hittites.
The 20th dynasty of the New Kingdom is simply a new race of Kings that had started with Ramesses III‘s father Setnakhte and as I stated in my last article, it is widely known that Setnakhte was not the son, brother or a direct descendant of the previous 2 pharaohs: either Twosret or Merneptah Siptah, nor that of Siptah’s predecessor Seti II, whom Setnakht formally considered the last legitimate ruler. Setnakhte would be the son or grandson of Ramesses II and Mistress of the Two Lands, Maathorneferure. This means that this New Kingdom of the 20th Dynasty had different DNA and were of a different or mixed race.
So, the question must be asked, “Who was this new family with different DNA and what empire did they possibly come from that Egyptian royalty and the Egyptian people would allow them to reign as Pharaohs?”
The answer is simple, Ramesses III, his father Setnakhte and subsequent Pharaohs listed in the 20th Dynasty were all of mixed Hittite and Egyptian DNA. This was the result of the eternal peace treaty, a pledge of brotherhood and support of Hittite Blood on the throne that was not only cemented in stone, but also in blood with marriage between the Hittites, King Hattusili III’s daughter, Maathorneferure and Egyptian Pharaoh, Ramesses II that would later produce children of this new Hittite and Egyptian Brotherhood.
As I had shown in my last article titled, What Race was Ramesses III? Part II, much of the clothing of Ramesses III depicted in murals in his tomb show that he is clearly wearing Hittite attire mixed with traditional Egyptian clothing. This is especially seen in his sandals with upturned toes that were ONLY worn by the Hittites at the time. These facts can be easily proven through ancient literature and hieroglyphs that detail these sandals with upturned toes. The previous Egyptian Pharaohs never had worn them before this time and why would they because it is obvious by now that they were simply not of Hittite blood like this dynasty clearly was.
In Matt. 7:26 it portrays JEHU and the Israelites having shoes with upturned toes, while the Assyrians to whom they were paying tribute were wearing sandals with heel caps.
Yes, this was the tribe we know of today in the Bible as the Israelites. But that is a new article in itself that I will save for a later date.
* The New Kingdom Pharaohs did not only unite empires and blood, they also combined religions to form a new priesthood
When King Hattusili was a commander of Hittite forces during the famous Battle of Kadesh against Egypt in 1274 BC he had reconquered Nerik and became the High Priest of its storm god. Hattusili named his eldest son and crown prince Nerikkaili in honor of this achievement. In the Hittite system of governance, the Hittite king acted as the supreme priest, military commander, and chief judge of the land.
The liminal figure mediating between the intimately connected worlds of gods and mankind was the king and priest; in a ritual dating from the Hittite Old Kingdom period:
The gods, the Sun-God and the Storm-God, have entrusted to me, the king, the land and my household, so that I, the king, should protect my land and my household, for myself.
Just as the Egyptians had a certain way of dress and customs, so did the other cultures at the time and most certainly the Hittites also had their own distinct way of dress and customs. Let me please remind you that they had made pledges of brotherhood and peace as well. When a “true brotherhood” is formed, both sides of this new brotherhood that were simply not brothers before, merge into a “New Brotherhood,” a ” New Dynasty and New Kingdom” that also merges religion, customs and yes, even they way they dress. In order to so, both sides of the brotherhood must agree to these changes where the once foes, MUST make concessions with each other in order to successfully unite as one peoples. This is exactly what had happened after the Egyptian–Hittite peace treaty was signed and pledges of brotherhood were made.
In my next article I would like to show you how many of the Hittites had served previous Pharaohs as hired warriors in their campaigns against other empires. These hired Hittite mercenaries would be the equivalent of government defense contractors today but at this time in history, these hired soldiers were of one race and that race is the Hittites. This relationship in war would prove to be the beginning of this secret relationship and brotherhood between Egyptian Pharaohs and Hittite Kings. A relationship that would merge the Hittite and Egyptian Kingdoms into one of the greatest Kingdoms Egypt has ever known. This new brotherhood would forever be known in history books under such names as the Sea Peoples, the Phoenicians and in the bible as the Israelites. But in stone, they are simply the Hittite and Egyptian Brotherhood.
Unfortunately, a new kingdom with new blood and tribal alliances will always bring out the jealousy and envy of other family members who may not be born of this same blood alliance. This jealousy and envy would later end in the murder the last Great Pharaohs of the Twentieth Kingdom, Ramesses III in a plot by his wife and son who had brutally murdered Ramesses III in cold blood in an attempt to steal the throne from this new brotherhood.