II Kings Nechos Expedition
The II Kings Nechos Expedition map depicts the ancient Near East during the reign of the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho II in the 7th century BCE. The map illustrates Necho’s ambitious military campaign to expand his kingdom’s influence and control over trade routes.
The journey is marked by key locations, such as the Valley of Megiddo and the city of Karkemish, which were significant sites of strategic battles. The route begins in Egypt and continues through the Levant, crossing the Euphrates River and ultimately culminating in a failed attempt to capture the city of Carchemish.
This map offers insight into the political and military landscape of the time and sheds light on the power struggles that took place between ancient empires.