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Definition: Foreign people who conquered Egypt about 1640 B.C. and ruled for about 100 years, until they were driven out by Thutmose I. The Hyksos let the Egyptians continue with many of their customs but left behind some important technological advances, including the chariot and the scimitar.

Related Resources:
Ancient Egypt
Find out more about the Land of the Nile.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Hyksos
More on the invaders

The Conquest of the Hyksos
In-depth study of the period

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