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Updated September 29th 2019

Sharuhen was an important fortress of the Hyksos during the Second Intermediate Period (16th Dynasty). After the Hyksos were driven out of Egypt by Ahmose I their leaders retreated to Sharuhen and withstood a 3 year long seige according to the Egyptian account ...

The following sites -- all within the same small area along the Nahal Besor and Nahal Gerar rivers -- have been identified as possibly being ancient Sharuhen;

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