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Hyksos

The Hyksos (ancient Egyptian: "rulers of foreign countries") were a Semitic people, who invaded ancient Egypt around 1710 BC[?], using the chariot and composite bow as new weapons of war.

The Hyksos ruled Egypt for over a century, until they were finally defeated by Pharaoh Amasis I.



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