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Amasis II,

d. 525 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (569–525 B.C.), of the XXVI dynasty. In a military revolt he dethroned ApriesApries
, king of ancient Egypt (588–569 B.C.), of the XXVI dynasty; successor of Psamtik II. Apries sought to recover Syria and Palestine. He attacked Tyre and Sidon but failed (586 B.C.) to relieve the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.
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. He erected temples and other buildings at Memphis and Saïs and encouraged Greek merchants and artisans to settle at Naucratis. 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 CambysesCambyses
, two kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia. Cambyses I was king (c.600 B.C.) of Ansham, ruling as a vassal of Media. According to Herodotus he married the daughter of the Median king Astyages; some scholars dispute this. Cambyses' son was Cyrus the Great.
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. His name also appears as Ahmose II.
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This was Amasis, and he came from Siuph, an insignificant town not far from Sais.
This way, the reality of civil war could be disguised, the death of Apries represented as an accident, and the fact that Amasis was a usurper could be whitewashed over.
One day Amasis had this footpan melted down and had the material reformed into a statue dedicated to a god.
15 reports that the young Egyptian King, Psammenitus (=Psamtik), the son of Amasis, committed suicide by drinking bull's blood (he died immediately, apethane parachrema), after the failure of his revolt against the Persian King, Cambyses.
The rest of the book is a tourist's guide and history of Egypt from its beginnings to the coronation of Amasis.
Book 3, called Thalia, tells how Cambyses marched against Amasis.
For a time he was allied with Amasis, the king of Egypt, but Amasis grew so uneasy at his success that (according to the legend) he superstitiously demanded that Polycrates deliberately throw away one of his most valued possessions.
The portrait of King Amasis sculpted in the 6th century makes him look as though be is from the 18th Dynasty, some 1,000 years earlier.
Likewise, Donker Van Heel (Abnormal Hieratic and Early Demotic Texts Collected by the Theban Choachytes in the Region of Amasis [Leiden, 1995]) has provided an extensive reevaluation of our understanding of Saite lease documents.
time and again," Amasis the "frat-boy" "good-time Charlie," [but later "a wise moralist"] Sparta "the reigning superpower" and "men made of steel") will mislead tourists first exploring Herodotus' breathtaking wonders of the ancient world.
une pretendue conquete de l'ile par le pharaon Amasis autour de 560 av.