were a marauding, barbaric, warring, Semitic tribe who invaded Egypt in the 15th dynasty. They brought with them new tools of warfare such as bronze and the horse and chariot. The first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, #Ahmose I, finally expelled the Hyksos from their last holdout at Sharuhen in #Gaza by the 16th year of his reign. 1st century AD historian #JosephusFlavius postulated the Hyksos were the #Israelites taking into account 2 Exodus like events chronicled by Egyptiaon historian #Manetho.
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