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Unformatted text preview: Sinuhe story about a good king, how a king should act, helping his people, shepherd of his people, Collapse of the Middle Kingdom : External threats Hyksos move into Egypt Second Intermediate Period : By 1730 Hyksos in power Subject to foreigners for the first time A barbaric domination New elements of war horse + chariot, new types of swords and daggers, Scribes copied Egyptian literature, Worshipped Egyptian gods, didnt close and in fact restored some Egyptian temples, didnt impose their gods over Egyptians, Introduced the lyre Used Egyptian hieroglyphics Hyksos where likely semitic peoples who migrated out of southern palestine Yet, dynasties still competing Thebes still holding some power Theban dynasty expels Hyksos @ 1550 BC...
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- Fall '08