A question from Derek Martin.
Is there any evidence that Ramesses I could have could have had a degree of Hyksos ancestry? Ramesses I was born in Avaris, the old Hyksos capital, his father’s name was Seti (the Hyksos chose the Egyptian God Set, because he was closest to their own God Ba’al) and he named his own son Seti. Is it possible that he could have had a percentage of Hyksos blood, the injection of which was perhaps in no small way responsible for the vigour of the early Ramessides? Any opinions would be most welcome.