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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
Events and trends
- c. 1720 BC–The Hyksos invade and conquer Egypt, establishing their capital at Avaris.
- c. 1720 BC–Adasi, a native king of Assyria, seizes power.
- Hammurabi, ruler of Babylon beginning in 1728 BC (according to the short chronology)
- Samsu-iluna, king of Babylon since 1750 BC
- Rim-Sin I, ruler of the city-state of Larsa
- Adasi, usurper king of Assyria
- "Joseph, Egypt and the Hyksos...". The Freeman Institute Foundation.
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