Gaza: Six Millennia History | Palestine Chronicle
Gaza held to be of major strategic importance; the only overland route between Africa and Asia, which led predynastic Egypt to establish in 3500 B.C. the citadel of Tell Sakan on the banks of the Wadi Ghazzeh, some twelve kilometers from the modern city.
In the second millennia BC, the Egyptians lost control of the city to the “Hyksos”, who expanded Gaza nearer to the sea front and built “Tell al Ajjul”.
Hyksos people marched southward and captured the Great Egyptian Empire, about 1650 BC. They lasted around 100 years, before the Egyptian army chased them out to the outskirts of Gaza “Tell al Ajjul”, the Egyptian besieged Gaza for over of 3 years. " (...)
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