Aamu

The author's new translation of Plato's "Critias" reveal that the Hyksos Kings had Amorite origins, laws and religion. Anorite cultural concept such as the "double regency", the "cultic bull hunt" are accurately described by Plato and attested by the archaeological records.  "Atletenu" provide the readers with an amazing journey into the lands and the conquests of the Amorite kings, from the Euphrates River to Syria and the Nile River, from their rise to their fall.

The Amorites from the highlands between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers were known and metioned in cuneiform texts since 2500 BC.

Between 2000 and 1600 BC several Amorite dynasties ruled over the entire Ancient Near East: the Amorite Kingdom of Babylon at some point  ruled over the entire Masopotamia , the Amorite Kingdom of Yamhad over Northern Syria and Lebanon. The map below show the major Amorite Kingdoms in circa 1665 BC

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The first group of Amorites visiting Egypt are the 37 "Aamu of Shu" in 1892 BC depicted in the paintings of Beni Hasan: their leader was Abisha the Hyksos.