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    Khnemibre Ahmose-si-Neit

    احمسس


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    Amasis II was of common origins. General Amasis was sent to meet a group of native Egyptian soldiers who were returning home from a disastrous military expedition to Cyrene in Libya. He convinced the troops that Apries, the reigning king betrayed Egyptians by giving too much power to his Greek mercenaries; many Egyptians fully sympathized with them. General Amasis proclaimed king and marched onto Apries, who had now to rely entirely on his mercenaries. Apries was eventually defeated. There are two different stories about his fate:1. Apries was either taken prisoner in the ensuing conflict at Memphis before being eventually strangled and buried in his ancestral tomb at Sais.2. Apries fled to the Babylonians and was killed mounting an invasion of his native homeland in 567 BC with the aid of a Babylonian army.Amasis then married Chedebnitjerbone II, a daughter of Apries, in order to legitimize his kingship.To counter Persia's increasing military might. Amasis tried closer ties with the Greek states to counter Persia’s Egypt conquest but he died in 526 B.C. The final Persian assault fell upon his son Psamtik III, who was defeated in 525 BC after a reign of only six months.

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