The Hyksos May Have Conquered Lower Kemet Without Invading it

By April 19, 2019Blog, Tales of Imhotep
Theban_tomb_Nebamun (Asiatic tribute bearers - tomb of Sobekhotep 18th Hyksos [:en] The Hyksos, this name is known by all the Kemet’s enthusiasts. These mysterious people who invaded the northern part of Kemet. They were a confederacy of nomad Semitic tribes, possibly from Western Asia and they were known from the Kemites as Aamu, but also as Aat-t which means invaders, plague bearers or rebels. Most scholars believed that they invaded Kemet during the middle empire (14th dynasty). They established a mysterious foreign dynasty that ruled Lower Kemet for about a century. Now, Scholars believe that they gained power not by force, as often thought, but by marrying into royalty, new evidence suggests. Scholars believe that because, no remains of battles fought by Hyksos people against the Kemites have been found. They rather believe that an influx of mostly female immigrants may have occurred at Tell el-Dab’a, the former Nile Valley Hyksos capital, shortly before the foreigners took over. “Hyksos people in Kemet appear to have been an “elite” group that gained power from within,” biological anthropologist Christina Stantis of Bournemouth University in Poole, England, said March 29 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. She and Bournemouth colleague Holger Schutkowski analyzed strontium in teeth from 71 individuals previously excavated at Tell el-Dab’a. Around half died within a few centuries before Hyksos rule; the rest died during the Hyksos dynasty. Measures of

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