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At Sinai archaeologists have found a military camp Hyksos

April 3 2007
10:17

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered in the village of Tel Habva in northern Sinai ruins the New Kingdom, as well as particles of lava of the volcano that caused thousands of deaths in the XVII century BC

Fortress, which presumably refers to the 18 dynasties, located on the military road between Egypt and Palestine. She served as an outpost on the eastern border of the country, as well as warehouse provisions and the administrative center of Egyptian troops in the area.

Hawass said that the fortress was part of a whole system of Egyptian fortifications, the keepers of long borders from uninvited guests. "On such structures we know from the inscriptions on the walls of the Karnak temple in Luxor," - added Hawass.

Discovered in Tel Habve fortress built on the ruins of a military camp Hyksos tribes, which fought the ancient Egyptians. "The findings tell us about episodes of the war of liberation against the Hyksos, the Egyptians and their expulsion from Egypt", - said Hawass.

He also announced another major discovery, made by Egyptian scientists - particles of volcanic emissions, the source of which was hundreds of miles from the Sinai. This is a volcano of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, the eruption that allegedly occurred more than 3500 years ago and the deaths of 35 thousand people.

Egyptian scientists have argued that the effects of volcanic eruptions affected the Sinai Peninsula, Palestine, the northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. In particular, according to Hawass, emerged after a volcanic eruption tsunami destroyed several Egyptian cities, said RIA Novosti.

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