TRANSPONDER wrote: ↑Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:41 amI read one article claiming that the Hyksos did not have chariots, but if not, I fail to understand how they beat the Egyptian army. And, given that the attack on Avaris was (necessarily) amphibious, the Egyptians seemed to have adopted chariots after pushing Hyksos rule (at least) out of the delata. I’d say the evidence indicates that chariots were the Hyksos secret weapon.
Surprisingly, the Hyksos actually were the ones to introduce chariots to the Egyptians.
“Chariots are thought to have been first used as a weapon in Egypt by the Hyksos in the 16th century BC. The Egyptians then developed their own chariot design.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chariotry … ient_Egypt
“It is generally considered that the Hyksos introduced the chariot to Egypt.”
“The chariot was introduced into Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period by the Hyksos.”
https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Jouko … /9985.html
“The introduction of the light chariot in Egypt has been attributed to the Hyksos, who invaded the Nile Delta around 1650 B.C.”
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/ph … an-chariot