DescriptionSalitis becomes the first king of the Hyksos to rule Northern Egypt and founds the Fifteenth Dynasty of Egypt, marking the start of the period of decay, loss of unity, and many short-lived rival Pharaohs, known as Second Intermediate Period
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Asiatic rule brought many technical innovations to Egypt, as well as cultural innovations such as new musical instruments and foreign loan words. The changes affected techniques from bronze working and pottery to weaving, and new breeds of animals and new crops were introduced. In warfare, composite bows, new types of daggers and scimitars, and above all the horse and chariot transformed previous practice, although the chariot may ultimately have been as important as a prestige vehicle as for tactical military advantages it conferred.