And, In News From Egypt....

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And, In News From Egypt....

Post by Minimalist » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:21 am

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.pr ... nt=5019042
Archaeologists Debunk 3,000-year-old Fake News: The Hyksos Didn’t Invade Ancient Egypt

Study of human remains found in Hyksos capital Avaris suggests that century of their rule over Nile Delta was not the result of conquest but rise to power of longtime immigrants from the Levant
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Re: And, In News From Egypt....

Post by circumspice » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57 am

This is not really 'new' news, except perhaps the use of dental evidence to check population demographics. It's long been known that the 2nd Intermediate Period was ushered in by the decay of authority at the end of the Middle Kingdom. The native Ancient Egyptians were shamed by the ignominy of the loss of power & status. They needed a scapegoat. This is also not new. It's a part of the typical royal pharaonic spin on history. Even as early as the 18th century, scholars knew that much of pharaonic 'history' was propaganda. The fact that a non native population took control while the native powers that be were circling the drain must have been humiliating.
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Post by Minimalist » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm

One of the more compelling arguments I'd seen was that the Hyksos were brought in as mercenaries and given their utilization of chariots and compound bows there is still much to support that idea. Those weapons were revolutionary to Egypt when introduced.

As a cohesive mercenary group they were in a unique position to grab power when the opportunity presented itself. Or, perhaps they simply were not paid on time?
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Post by circumspice » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 pm

Wasn't the standard pay back then beer, bread & onions? :lol:
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Post by Minimalist » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:30 am

For workers, yes.

Of course this was long before coinage was invented.
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