Ink sketch of a statue of Ahmose I as a Prince, discovered in Thebes. He founded the 18th Dynasty and expelled the Hyksos (ca. 1540 BCE). I have argued that Ahmose became Moses in the Hebrew recasting of the Hyksos expulsion as the Exodus.
(cf. "Ahmose" in Margaret Bunson. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. New York. Facts on File. 1991. ISBN 0-8160-2093-0)
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