I wouldn’t know about the 12,500-year-old events, but the Hyksos invasion of Egypt was probably by Arab invaders. Pre-Islamic, around the 17th century BC, but it appears they took over a flabby, complacent Egypt without much of a fight.
Eurabia, take note. :(
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The Hyksos invasion of Egypt was accomplished with chariots and bronze weapons. Stone spear points on sticks were a poor defense for the Egyptians, although that was certainly the height of technology for the previous few thousand years. The Hyksos were eventually driven out, but Egyptian art and civilization never was as magnificent as when they were technically ‘stone age’ and building huge mud brick palaces that didn’t last, and stone pyramids and Ziggarats that last to this day, and very magnificent artistic styles that didn’t really recover or innovate again (according to some) until the flourishing of realism during the time of worship of Aton.
So it wasn’t so much that the Egyptians were flabby or complacent; they were forcibly introduced to the “Bronze Age”.
posted on 01/04/2008 7:06:09 AM PST
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