The Hyksos Period in Egypt (Shire Egyptology)

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The Hyksos were a foreign dynasty, which dominated Egypt from their capital in the Nile delta during the politically unstable Second Intermediate Period (1782-1570 BC). Portrayed by Egyptian propaganda a satheist barbarians, they were in fact a valuable part of Egyptian civilisations, and it is clear from Egyptian archaeological examination of the remains of the capital that their kings maintained relations with many foreign nations and constructed monumental buildings, using a combination of Egyptian and Canaanite styles. This book explores the religion, politics and customs of the Hyksos and provides a clear and concise overview of this short but controversial period of Egyptian history.

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Charlotte Booth graduated with a BA with Honours and an MA in Egyptian Archaeology from University College London. For her undergraduate research she concentrated on the Hyksos period in Egyptian and for her postgraduate research expanded on this, with a study of artistic representations than on archaeological remains. She has taught Egyptology in adult education in the south-eastern region of England, and she has taken studen groups to Egypt for in-depth tours of the more unusual Egyptian monuments.

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