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The Hyksos were the ruling dynasty of Egypt between the 13th and 18th dynasties of the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1783-1550 BC), said to be Asiatic foreigners.

Although it is unknown exactly where in Asia they were from, they undoubtedly influenced the culture during their nearly two-hundred year rule, among other things introducing the horse and chariot, and possibly the pomegranate, to the Egyptians.

Hyksos sites include: Tell el D'Aba


See Hyksos from Ancient History. This glossary entry is part of the About.com Guide to Egyptian Civilization; and part of the Dictionary of Archaeology.

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