Atlantis Online
October 14, 2019, 08:36:23 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Remains of ancient civilisation discovered on the bottom of a lake
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Osiris - A real Pharaoh?

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
Author Topic: Osiris - A real Pharaoh?  (Read 558 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 219

« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2015, 02:48:14 am »

Quote about Amenemhet III's imported labor (and also about the earliest inscription in a Semitic language), from:
More than a century later, however, Egyptian policy toward the Asiatics changed. Instead of trying to prevent them from coming in, the Egyptians cultivated close relations with strong Canaanite city-states on the Mediterranean coast and allowed select Asiatic populations to settle in the eastern Delta. The last of the great pharaohs of the XIIth Dynasty, Amenemhet III (c. 18531808 B.C.E.) and Amenemhet IV (c. 18081799 B.C.E.), even established a new town for them.
The XIIth Dynasty was followed by the much weaker XIIIth Dynasty. Thousands of immigrants from Syria, Lebanon and Canaan then flooded into the eastern Delta, creating the large Canaanite settlement that would become Avaris (modern Tell el-Daba), the capital of the famous Hyksos.
......The alphabet was invented in this way by Canaanites at Serabit in the Middle Bronze Age, in the middle of the 19th century B.C.E., probably during the reign of Amenemhet III of the XIIth Dynasty.

« Last Edit: August 22, 2015, 02:54:04 am by Socrates » Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy