The Second Intermediate Period Dynasties XIII - XVII During this period Egypt is once again divided. The eastern Delta region is ruled by foreigners called 'Hyksos'. Nobody is certain who these people were or where they came from. However, many Egyptologists believe they were most likely Asian in orgin. They appear to have denounced the worship of Ra, but thought highly of Set and other gods with a warrior type of nature. The horse and chariot were brought to Egypt by the Hyksos. Poor inundations occurred during this period. This lead to famine and economic decline. Very few monuments and works of art have been found from this time. Probably the most famous piece is a wooden Ka statue of King Hor, the 14th king of the 13th dynasty. It was found at Dahshur. Other Dynasties
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