'Invaders of obscure race?': Understanding the Hyksos

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Abstract

In the first half of the Second Millennium BC, Egypt experienced something unprecedented: it was ruled by the ‘Hyksos’, a term that literally translates as 'rulers of foreign lands'. The origins of these rulers and their impact on Egypt
are deeply controversial issues, clouded by the bitterness of Egypt’s own memories. This blog post presents an overview of the remaining historical and archaeological evidence that sheds light on these Hyksos and the 'foreigners' with whom they may relate.
Original languageEnglish
Volume5
No.2
Specialist publicationThe Ancient Near East Today
PublisherAmerican Society for Overseas Research
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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