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Bibil Identifier bibil:240111
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Can Scarabs Argue for the Origins of the Hyksos?
Author Ben-Tor, Daphne
Journal Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections (Volume: 1, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 7 pages on line
Abstract One of the most intriguing questions about the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt is the origin of the Hyksos—the foreign people who ruled over northern Egypt during this time. Their Levantine origin was conclusively demonstrated by archaeological evidence from Tell el-Dab’a, yet the evidence establishing the particular region they came from (i.e., the northern or southern Levant) is inconclusive, and the question is
still the subject of debate. In view of the scarcity of textual sources from this period and the inconclusive archaeological evidence, the significance of the large number of scarabs associated with this period from both Egypt and the Levant is generally recognized. this paper presents evidence based on recent studies of scarabs of this period from both regions, and argues for the southern Levant as the place of origin of the
Second Intermediate Period foreign rulers in Egypt.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Second Intermediary Period (13th-17th Dynasties) : Invasion of the Hyksos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Archaeology : 2d millennium
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Scarab
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