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Throughout the 15th Dynasty, Lower Egypt was controlled by the Hyksos. They controlled all of the Delta -- eventually becoming powerful enough to establish their own recognized dynasties (from the 14th Dynastythrough the end of the 16th Dynasty.
Salitis, also called Shaek, or Sultan, was the founder of the great Hyksos dynasty. He gained this position by capturing Memphis and established himself as a powerful ruler, higher than the other royal families in the capitol city. Manetho writes that Salitis conquered most of Egypt during the reign of Dudmoses I in the 13th Dynasty. At the time, the Hyksos were still a nomadic people who were finally settling in the Delta area.
He is credited with establishing Avaris as a capitol city, even as he resided in Memphis. At this point, Salitis was the founder of the dynasty that was set to rule the northern part of Egypt for over a century.
Salitis is often associated with a king called Sark, or Salk which is mentioned in a list of kings set down by the priests in Memphis. However, there is little physical remains from his reign -- just three blocks of stone taken from larger monuments that are inscribed with his name and associated throne name, Se-kha-en-Re.