Saturday, July 18, 2009



Scimitar/Sword, weapon consisting of a long, sharp-edged or pointed blade fixed in a hilt (a handle that usually has a protective guard at the place where the handle joins the blade). In a general sense, the term connotes any side arm for cutting or thrusting, such as a rapier, saber, épée, scimitar, cutlass, or claymore. Swords used in the most ancient times were made of stone, bone, or wood. Bronze swords, which were probably known to the Egyptians as early as 2000 bc, were the first metal swords. Harder iron swords, appearing at later times in different parts of the world, quickly proved superior; these remained in use until fairly recent times, when steel making was perfected and steel blades appeared. The requirements and methods of modern warfare have made swords obsolete as combat weapons.

Dagger, short, bladed weapon designed for stabbing rather than cutting. A poniard is a dagger with a short narrow blade, and a stiletto is a weapon with a long thin blade


It is written that Hyksos introduced scimitars/daggers to Egypt.

#1 If they found any such a weapon in Egypt, how would they determine of Hyksos or Egyptians had made it.

#2 If Hyksos ruled northern Egypt, does that mean Egyptians remained there as in the example of when the Nazis ruled Poland or the British ruled India or did the Hyksos drive all Egyptians out of northern Egypt?

#3 If the Hyksos did drive all Egyptians out of the north, wouldn't the Egyptians have left some of their own belongings there?

#4 With out any text of the maker identifying it as being made by the Hyksos, how would they determine who made it?

#5 Give examples of scimitars/daggers which 'archeologist' claim to have been produced in Egypt by the Hyksos?