Second Intermediate Period of Egypt

The Second Intermediate Period marks a period when ancient Egypt fell into disarray for a second time, between the end of the Middle Kingdom and the start of the New Kingdom. The concept of a "Second Intermediate Period" was coined in 1942 by German Egyptologist Hanns Stock.[1]

Second Intermediate Period of Egypt
c. 1650 BC  c. 1550 BC
The political situation in the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt (c. 1650 — c. 1550 BC) Thebes was briefly conquered by the Hyksos c. 1580 BC
Common languagesAncient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian religion
 c. 1648 BC
Salitis (first)
 c. 1555 – c. 1550 BC
Kamose (last)
c. 1650 BC 
 c. 1550 BC
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Middle Kingdom of Egypt
New Kingdom of Egypt
Today part ofEgypt

It is best known as the period when the Hyksos people of West Asia made their appearance in Egypt and whose reign comprised the 15th Dynasty founded by Salitis.