Some more comments about the palace and Avaris:
The statue in the palace has a throw stick on the shoulder.
“The statue represents an official, seated and with a Throw stick held at the left shoulder.”
https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/ar … l-el-daba/
Though the throw stick most likely represents power and authority, in ancient Egypt, throw sticks also represented hunters or foreigners, which Joseph definitely could identify as a foreigner with authority and power.
“It is used on the palettes both as a throwing-stick weapon in the animal hunt being portrayed-(the Hunters Palette), as well as on certain palettes, as a determinative referring to a “foreigner”, or “foreign territory”.
As evidenced with his colorful tunic and extravagant hairdo, Joseph was most likely quite a fashionista. As a matter of fact, the Bible describes him as such an attractive man that women lusted to have sex with him.
Gen 39:6-7 (2001)
Well, JoSeph was extremely attractive… he had an excellent body and a very handsome face. And so, after he had been [put in charge of the house], his master’s woman eyed JoSeph and said: ‘[Have sex] with me.’
The name “Avaris” could also be named after Joseph.
The word “Avaris” means nothing in Egyptian. But, in the Torah, Joseph is repeatedly called a “Hebrew”; “Ivri” in the Hebrew language. He is also repeatedly and curiously called “Ha Ish”; “The Man”. In other words, the word “Avaris” may very well be related to Joseph, the “Ish Ivri”, or the “Hebrew Man” (Genesis 39:14). All this is lost in translation when Joseph is simply called a “Hebrew”. Put differently, the so-called Hyksos capital seems to be named after Joseph the “Ish Ivri” i.e., Avar-Ish.
Gen 39:14 (KJV)
That she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew (“Ish Ivri”) unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice
Even though tombs were in the palace, no skeletal remains are found in the tombs.
Inside the burial chamber excavators found fragments of an inscribed limestone sarcophagus and a few bone fragments, but no intact skeleton as in the other tombs in the cemetery (Bietak 1991a: 61). Sometime after the burial, a pit was dug at the end of the chapel and a tunnel dug into the burial chamber. The “coffin” (sarcophagus) was then broken and the remains of the deceased removed by these “tomb robbers” (Rohl 1995: 363). It was common for tombs to be broken into in antiquity and the valuables removed, but to have the body taken is highly unusual.
Either the bones were stolen or intentionally moved elsewhere. There’s no good reason to steal bones, but there is a reason to take them away, as recorded in the Bible:[Gen 50:25-26 KJV] 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26 So Joseph died, [being] an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. [Exo 13:19 KJV] 19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
Near the palace, 16 severed hands were found buried.
Severing enemy hands was not a practice of the Egyptians, but was a Canaanite custom that even David performed.[2Sa 4:12 KJV] 12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged [them] up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried [it] in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.