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  • The Hyksos

    The Hyksos appeared in a chaotic time after the collapse of the so-called Middle Kingdom period but before the blossoming of the New Kingdom, the five centuries of prosperity and territorial expansion familiar to many from the reigns of pharaohs such as Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. New discoveries suggest that these developments may have, at least partially, been a result of this invasion. No longer thought of by some scholars as a brief intrusion, the Hyksos may, instead, have been a force for change, pushing Egyptian civilization forward into a new era.
    https://www.archaeology.org/issues/3...oreign-dynasty
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    The Hykos appear to have arrived immediately after the Santorini volcanic eruption, unlikely to be a mere coincidence.

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      History is full of mere coincidences. Just because b happened shortly after a is no proof of a causal relationship. At best it suggests that it may be worth examining the evidence (if there is any) to see if there is any form of relation
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        Originally posted by MarkV View Post
        History is full of mere coincidences. Just because b happened shortly after a is no proof of a causal relationship. At best it suggests that it may be worth examining the evidence (if there is any) to see if there is any form of relation
        This is unlikely to be a coincidence.

        The Minoan society went from being a major superpower in the Med to a backwater at this exact time.

        Lack of trade means lack of money. Money and power are related. The relevant Egyptian dynasty suffering as a result would not be unexpected.
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