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Hyksos Invasion Essay

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At the end of the Middle Kingdom, the Hyksos people invaded Egypt. The Hyksos most likely migrated from Western Asia in Syria-Palestine, but have no clear origin where they are from. The Egyptians called these people hikau-khausut which means "ruler of the foreign countries”. The Hyksos were technologically advanced and because of that they had a strong military. The Egyptians had been isolated from the growing and progressing world by the deserts which surround the country. Because of this isolation, the Egyptians were unprepared for any attack and had a weaker military force. Instead of protecting themself they relied on their natural borders to shelter them from invasion. When the Hyksos ...view middle of the document...

The chariot changed the way of transportation in Egypt. The Egyptian relied solely on the Nile River for transportation and communication before ancient history. The chariot helped the economy by assisting the Egyptian when the transported their goods. The Hyksos encouraged the Egyptians to make native arts and crafts. These crafts were traded and boosted the economy. Religion was also a changed by the Hyksos. New temple were build and honored the god of Seth as the patron god. The Hyksos promoted the worship of Re, Egypt’s traditional royal god.
The military techniques the Hyksos taught the Egyptian, greatly improved their military strength. The Hyksos educated the Egyptians to use their chariots not just for transportation and trade but also for battle. The chariot the Hyksos used was made of solid wood with solid wood wheels held together by pegs, this made the chariots very heavy and hard to maneuver. The Egyptians change the Hyksos chariots to be lighter and easier to move. They did it by using flexible wood and leather that made the chariot stronger, faster, and better to use in battle than the chariots the Hyksos used. Also the Egyptians moved the axle to the rear of the platform to increase the speed and stability. Chariot Warfare changed the way the pharaoh ruled the kingdoms. The kingdom was now more imperialistic then before. The Egyptians had two units of the military the chariot and infantry. The chariot units had elite soldiers and were divided in squadrons of twenty five. Each chariot had a driver, archer, and a young adult from the upper class. The chariot require extensive training and...

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