3rd Intermediate period

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During the Second Intermediate Period (circa 1640-1532 BC, 14th-17th Dynasties) the Hyksos, an Asiatic people, conquered Egypt and established their kingdom in the Nile Delta, with Avaris as their capital city, and imposed taxes on the native Pharaohs. For reasons of political expediency the Hyksos adopted many elements of the Pharaonic culture.


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