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  Cambyses (part one)
It is not clear whether these people ever joined Cambyses' Phoenician navy, but in any case, Amasis could not count on their support.
Amasis died during the preparations of the war, probably in November 526, and was succeeded by his son
He may have tried to 'defend the meek against the powerful' by remitting the taxes that the Egyptians had to pay to the temples.
www.livius.org /caa-can/cambyses_ii/cambyses_ii.html   (1863 words)

  Amasis II
Amasis II, a pharaoh, was the last great ruler of Egypt before the Persian conquest, 570-526 B.C. Most of our information about him is derived from Herodotus (ii.
Although Amasis thus appears first as champion of the disparaged native, he had the good sense to cultivate the friendship of the Greek world, and brought Egypt into closer touch with it than ever before.
To the Greeks Amasis assigned the commercial colony of Naucratis[?] on the Canopic branch of the Nile, and when the temple of Delphi[?] was burnt he contributed 1000 talents to the rebuilding.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/am/Amasis_II.html   (382 words)

 Amasis II - LoveToKnow 1911
An inscription confirms the fact of the struggle between the native and the foreign soldiery, and proves that Apries was killed and honourably buried in the 3rd year of Amasis.
To the Greeks Amasis assigned the commercial colony of Naucratis on the Canopic branch of the Nile, and when the temple of Delphi was burnt he contributed I 000 talents to the rebuilding.
Cyrus left Egypt unmolested; but the last years of Amasis were disturbed by the threatened invasion of Cambyses and by the rupture of the alliance with Polycrates of Samos.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Amasis_II   (377 words)

 Columbia Encyclopedia - Amasis II - AOL Research & Learn
Columbia Encyclopedia - Amasis II - AOL Research & Learn
He also established alliances with Greek leaders and maintained his rule partly with the aid of Greek mercenaries.
Amasis II died just before the Persian invasion (525 B.C.) under Cambyses.
reference.aol.com /columbia/_a/amasis-ii/20051205152509990012   (109 words)

 Dynasties 26: Psammetichus I, Necho II, Apries, Amasis, Psammetichus III
Amasis was actually the king's Greek name.  His birth name was Ahmose II, which means "The Moon is Born, Son of Neith".  His throne name was Khnem-ib-re, meaning "He who embraces the Heart of Re".  We believe he ruled Egypt between 570 and 526 BC.
Actually, Amasis, as a general in the Egyptian army, was sent to put down the revolt of the machimoi (the native Egyptian soldiers), but instead the soldiers proclaimed him as Pharaoh.
But, Amasis was not willing to push the Greeks too far because he needed their alliance against the expanding threat of the Persians, as well as an attempted invasion by the Chaldaeans.
www.crystalinks.com /dynasty26.html   (2514 words)

 Amasis II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amasis II (also Ahmose II) was a pharaoh (570 BC-526 BC) of the Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt, the successor of Apries.
To the Greeks, Amasis assigned the commercial colony of Naucratis on the Canopic branch of the Nile, and when the temple of Delphi was burnt he contributed 1,000 talents to the rebuilding.
At the beginning of his long reign, before the death of Apries, he appears to have sustained an attack by Nebuchadrezzar II (568 BC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amasis_II   (453 words)

 Cambyses II of Persia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cambyses wants to marry a daughter of Amasis, who sends him a daughter of Apries instead of his own daughter, and by her Cambyses is induced to begin the war.
His great crime is the killing of the Apis bull, for which he is punished by madness, in which he commits many other crimes, kills his brother and his sister, and at last loses his empire and dies from a wound in the hip, at the same place where he had wounded the sacred animal.
King Amasis had hoped that Egypt would be able to withstand the threatened Persian attack by an alliance with the Greeks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cambyses_II_of_Persia   (1029 words)

 Living in Truth by Charles N.Pope - Chapter 41:"I Will Raise Up Cyrus, My Anointed Shepherd"(Transition to ...
Cyrus II seems to have initially recognized the sovereignty of Assurbanipal, as Assurbanipal noted the submission of "Kuras king of Parsumas" and the sending of his "eldest son" Arukku (Necho/Taharqa?) to Assyria.
In the Darius inscription, Hystaspes is preceded by Arsames.
Zedekiah (Osorkon V/Cyrus II) son of Maaseiah (Mentuemhet/Hystaspes) is not to be confused with Zedekiah (Amenemope) son of Josiah (Psusennes I/Cyrus I).
www.domainofman.com /book/chap-41.html   (5566 words)

 Egypt: Amasis, the Last Great Egyptian Pharaoh   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amasis who was probably the 5th ruler of Egypt during the 26th Dynasty, has been called the last great Egyptian Pharaoh.
We believe that Amasis was the son of a Lady Takheredeneset, and married two women by the names of Tentheta and Nakhtsebastetru.
Apparently, Amasis still held some respect for his former ruler, because he buried Apries with kingly honors in the royal necropolis at Sais.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/amasis.htm   (1256 words)

 Pharaoh Merenptah and The Later 19th Dynasty History
Amasis captured Apries and kept him in his palace; but the people clamored for his life and he was strangled by the mob.
Amasis, who had not ill treated his prisoner of royal clothes and his crown, paid him royal honor after his death; the body was embalmed and placed in a burial vault.
Amasis was Amenmesse and reigned sole from 558 - 526 BC but since he was the general under Merneptah/Apries included the 10 years of Apries in his total making it about 40-43 years.
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 Persia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Cambyses II, son of Cyrus, did away with Smerdis, another son of Cyrus, in order to have unchallenged power, but when Cambyses was absent on a successful raid into Egypt, an imposter claiming to be Smerdis appeared, and usurped the throne.
Xerxes I had been murdered, and Xerxes II, son of Artaxerxes, was killed after a reign of 45 days by a half brother, who was in turn overthrown by another half brother, Darius II.
Although even under the greatest of the Parthians (Tiridates, Mithradates I, and Mithradates II) the realm did not have the old extent, it was formidable and was a rival to Rome.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/Persia.html   (1898 words)

 Chapter 1 : Nebuchadrezzar's Wars
Since Darius II died less that a year before Amasis' 44th year, this portion of the text might simply be referencing the reforms of Kbdj back to the conditions that prevailed in the days of Darius.
One set of economic rules held until the death of Darius II in his 19th year; another from the time of 44th year of Amasis until Kamoze became lord of Egypt in 399 B.C. The Chronicle is concerned primarily with the reforms of Kamoze/Kbdj during the Amyrtaeus rebellion.
Amasis was subservient to Artaxerxes I and Darius II.
www.kent.net /DisplacedDynasties/NebuchadnezzarChapter11.htm   (9532 words)

 Ahmose I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was a member of the Theban royal house, the son of King Tao II Seqenenre, and brother of the last King of the Seventeenth dynasty, King Kamose.
He was interred along with the mummies of other 18th and 19th dynasty leaders Amenhotep I, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Ramesses I, Seti I, Ramesses II, and Ramesses IX, as well as the 21st dynasty pharaohs Pinedjem I, Pinedjem II, and Siamun.
The face exactly resembles that of Tiûâcrai [ Tao II Seqenenre ], and the likeness alone would proclaim the affinity, even if we were ignorant of the close relationship which united these two Pharaohs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amasis_I   (4238 words)

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In turn Amasis' death, which brought an end to the combined 26th/27th Saite/Persian dynasty, precedes immediately the 28th dynasty of Amyrtaeus, whom Diodorus Siculus refers to as "Psammetichus, king of the Egyptians, son of the famous Psammetichus." Clearly the beginning and end of the reign of Ahmose-sa-Neith are critical for our revision.
And Apries is not the opponent of Amasis.
Perhaps Amasis' conflict with the ruling Persians was precipitated by the favorable treatment he afforded the captive Apries, or by his refusal to turn Apries over to the Persians.
www.kent.net /DisplacedDynasties/Amasis_&_Apries.htm   (6329 words)

 Electronic Antiquities Volume II, Number 1
When thinking of the Amasis Painter, one tends to think first of his best-known and most publicised pieces: the neck amphora in Paris with a relaxed Dionysos receiving two maenads and their offerings; and, on its obverse, the much more sombre scene of Athena face to face with her uncle Poseidon.
First, that inscriptions, rare in the Amasis Painter's work, are most frequently found on works which are also unusual in their potter-work: unusual variants of common types (amphorae of 'special shape') or shapes so far unique in the painter's work (cup-skyphos and tripod-pyxis).
Bothmer, Amasis 200 suggests that the hen held by the seated man under the handle may be her 'prize'.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/ElAnt/V2N1/kilmer.html   (4461 words)

 Egyptian Pharoah Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amasis I, king of ancient Egypt (c.1570—1545 B.C.), founder of the XVIII dynasty
Amasis II, king of ancient Egypt (569—525 B.C.), of the XXVI dynasty
Ptolemy II (Ptolemy Philadelphus), king of ancient Egypt (285—246 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty
library.thinkquest.org /04oct/01165/timeline.html   (368 words)

 The Pharaoh
The Story of Pharaoh Ahmose II At the end of Book II of his History, Herodotus relates the story of one of the last Egyptian Pharaohs, Ahmose II, or, as we and Herodotus call him, Amasis, who, with his son Psammetichus III, ruled from 569 to 525 BC.
Amasis was of the New Kingdom dynasty XXVI, the Saïte, whose palace was in Saïs, near Naucratis, on one of the western mouths of the Nile.
Amasis lived only a hundred years before Herodotus, so he was also a part of the age when Phoenicians and Greeks colonized the shores of the Mediterranean, not of the age of the pyramids and temples of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, and the Empire of Thutmose III and Ramses II.
www.du.edu /~etuttle/classics/pharaoh.htm   (1301 words)

 The Confusion of the 26th and 19th Dynasty Kings and the Solution
Because the reign of Ramses II was supposed to have lasted for some 67 years, conventional historians will state that Merenptah, by the time he began his rule, was already a grandfather.
As we show, that the length of reign for Ramses II could be calculated two ways, the age of Merenptah at the time of his accession was nothing like being a grandfather though he was probably between 20-40 years of age at the start of his 8 year reign.
Of Psamtik II it is said that he led a military campaign against the Kushite city of Napata in Nubia in 592 BC.
www.specialtyinterests.net /dyn26.html   (5890 words)

 Amasis I: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
I own with some regret that his printed works...nature, and how wise was that old answer of Amasis to him who bade him drink up the sea...igneis, humorem humoribus esse.
The Hyksos were crushed by Amasis I at the battle of Tanis in 1550 b.c.
They were expelled from Egypt by Amasis I (Ahmose I), founder of the XVIII dynasty...reaching the Euphrates (see Thutmose I).
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/amasis-i.jsp?l=A&p=4   (905 words)

 Dynasty 27 - Cambyses, Darius The Great
In one, Cambyses II had requested an Egyptian princess for a wife, or actually a concubine, and was angered when he found that he had been sent a lady of second rate standing.
The story of Cambyses II's fit of jealousy towards the Apis bull, whether true or simply Greek propaganda, was intended to reflect his personal failures as a monarch and military leader.
Cambyses II had also planned a military campaign against Carthage, but this too was aborted because, on this occasion, the king's Phoenician sea captains refused to attack their kinfolk who had founded the Carthagian colony towards the end of the 8th century BC.
www.crystalinks.com /dynasty27.html   (3833 words)

 Herodotus on Amasis
Now at the first the Egyptians despised Amasis and held him in no great regard, because he had been a man of the people and was of no distinguished family; but afterwards Amasis won them over to himself by wisdom and not wilfulness.
Moreover Amasis was he who built and finished for Isis her temple at Memphis, which is of great size and very worthy to be seen.
And Ladike paid the vow that she had made to the goddess; for she had an image made and sent it to Kyrene, and it is still preserved even to my own time, standing with its face turned away from the city of the Kyrenians.
nefertiti.iwebland.com /herodotus/amasis.htm   (683 words)

 Egyptian History: Dynasties 21 to 31, the Late Period
An Egyptian expeditionary army was crushed and in the ensuing revolt Wahibre was toppled in 569.
According to the Greek historian Herodotus, Ahmose II's reign was prosperous and mainly peaceful: he left many architectural monuments, developed relations with Greece, and married the Greek Ladice of Cyrene.
His cousin Nekhtharehbe (Nectanebo II) took advantage of the Egyptian resentment about the taxes and the confiscation of temple property and with the support of the priesthood, replaced Djedhor.
nefertiti.iwebland.com /history21-31.htm   (1555 words)

There is a great discrepancy in the number of reigning years as accorded to Ramses II and Necho II.
Amasis has a son by this name, and he ruled only a few months before overthrown by Cambyses, but could build these temples when his father was sitll on the thorne.
That Thutmose III or Solomon must be moved by centuries, this is less disturbing than that Ramses II and Necho is the same and that consequently Hattusil and Nebuchadnezzar is the smae, and the Hittite Empire was but the Chaldean kingdom.
www.varchive.org /cor/federn/581116vfed.htm   (516 words)

 Virtual Egyptian - King Ahmose II (?) as Osiris, Dynasty 26
This bronze presumably shows King Ahmose II (Amasis) as Osiris, wearing the crown of Upper Egypt, protected by the cobra, and holding the two emblems of sovereignty: the scepter (hka) and the flail (nhaha).
It celebrates King Ahmose II as a patron of Osiris, acclaimed in Saïs as the King of Upper Egypt.
One of Egypt’s principal gods, Osiris was thought to rule over Duat (the Egyptian underworld), and sit in judgement of the life and deeds of the deceased, determining their chances for eternal rest: he was the ‘king of the dead’.
www.virtual-egyptian-museum.com /Collection/Content/MET.XL.00150.html   (1982 words)

 Amasis II - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amasis II died just before the Persian invasion (525 BC) under Cambyses.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Amasis II" at HighBeam.
Rollin's Ancient History: The Empire Of The Medes And Persians: Chapter II.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-amasis2.html   (230 words)

 AMASIS II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AMASIS II Amasis II was a pharaoh of the 26th dynasty, the successor of Wahibre.
Herodotus relates that under his prudent administration Egypt reached the highest pitch of prosperity; he adorned the temples of Lower Egypt especially with splendid monolithic shrines and other monuments.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/am/Amasis%20II.htm   (386 words)

 EgyptSites - Hibis
It was decorated by Darius I, and possibly Darius II, with additions by Nectanebo II and the Ptolemies, and a Christian church was constructed on the northern side of the portico during the 4th century AD.
It was Nectanebo I and Nectanebo II who surrounded the temple with a stone enclosure wall, so that it is now approached through a series of gateways leading to the inner parts.
Because of the wide span of the kiosk (7.4m) the roof was supported by wooden beams and the composite capitals on the columns are the earliest of this type known in Egypt.
www.egyptsites.co.uk /deserts/western/kharga/hibis.html   (1152 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Capital names   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Between 1982 and 1986, a survey was made of the standing remains of the embalming house of the sacred bulls by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University under field directors Angela Milward and Michael Jones.
The earliest examples date from the time of the Amasis, when Ionian and Carian mercenaries were moved from the eastern frontier to a new home in Memphis.
Members of the Russian mission are confident that further excavation will reveal the outskirts of the central part of the Ramasside city where stood the Temple of Ptah, which was enlarged and embellished for thousands of years by successive Pharaohs and must once have been a worthy rival to the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/629/hr1.htm   (1789 words)

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