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The successor to Wahibre-Iaib was not of the royal family -- indeed, he was from the town of Avaris, which was mostly populated by the Hyksos, Asiatics who controlled northern Egypt untila bout 1500 BCE. It is not known how he came to the throne and his successors are a hodge-podge of local kings, foreign leader, and regional nomarchs. Following his reign, the 13th Dynasty really started to unravel.
Ay's reign is one of the longest in the 13th Dynasty, although at least one theory held that Ay was almost a "refugee king" forced from the dynstay capitol of Itj-tawy to the south. The Hyksos had expanded southward to capture Memphis by his reign. However, recent evidence notes that there is little to prove this theory and in fact the neighboring dynasties 13 and 14 may have coexisted peacefully for some time.
Only ruins remain from the temple complex he built near his home town of Avaris, although the pyramidion (capstone) of his pyarmid was found in Khatana. He left behind the common scarab seals, cylinder seals, and other ephemera to support his reign.