“…And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings,
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.” – Shelley, Ozymandius
The Kassites restored and preserved the ancient culture of Babylon while defending its frontiers against the growing Assyrian threat. The conflict between Egypt and Hatti over control of Caanan culminated in the Battle of Kadesh.