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Expelling the Hyksos I: Seqenenre, Kamose, Ahmose

Now that you have an understanding of who the Egyptians were and of their world view, we’ll look into the history of this period with Prof. Chris Eyre

Now that you have an understanding of who the Egyptians were and of how they viewed their world view, we’ll look into the history of this period. Professor Chris Eyre takes us through the main events in this video.

Chris takes us through the efforts of three Egyptian rulers, Seqenenre, Kamose, and Ahmose, to rid Egypt of a foreign cohort at the end of Egypt’s Second Intermediate Period. In doing so, Egypt creates a military elite, and finds itself in an ideal position to expand into the Near East.

Once you have watched the video, I’m sure that Seqenenre is someone that you’d like to know more about. To this end, I have also uploaded an article with the kind permission of the American Research Centre in Egypt. The article is written by a University of Liverpool alumnus, Dr Garry Shaw, and is entitled ‘The Death of King Seqenenre Tao’. It appears in The Journal of the American Research Centre in Egypt volume 45 (2009), pages 159-176. You can access the article in the link at the bottom of the page.

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