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The Hyksos occupy the north of Egypt while the Nubians threaten from the south


1560 BC - Seqenenre Taa I killed by Hyksos
The Hyksos invaders occupy northern Egypt. To the south, Nubians threaten Egypt's borders. Seqenenre Taa I, King of Thebes, tries to repel the invaders but is brutally killed. With the north now governed by the Hyksos, Egypt is divided.

1555 BC - Kamose dies suddenly
With his father (Taa I) dead, Kamose is now king. He is determined to defeat the Hyksos before they push further into Egypt. On the verge of expelling the enemy, Kamose dies. The cause of his death is still a mystery.

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