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Necho

fl. 670 b.c., lord of Saïs, Egypt
Necho (nēˈkō), fl. 670 B.C., lord of Saïs, Egypt. He was confirmed in his holding after the Assyrian conquest in 670; he was later taken to Nineveh in chains for plotting to revolt but was pardoned and restored. He probably fell opposing (663) the Nubian reconquest under Tanutamon. His son Psamtik founded the XXVI dynasty.

Necho

609–593 b.c., king of ancient, Egypt
Necho (nēˈkō), 609–593 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, 2d ruler of the XXVI dynasty, the son and successor of Psamtik and grandson of Necho, lord of Saïs. Necho took advantage of the confusion that followed the fall of Nineveh (612) to invade Palestine and Syria, both of which he took without difficulty. His real objective, however, was to reach Haran in time to assist the Assyrians who were under siege by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. King Josiah of Judah tried (609 B.C.) to stop him at Megiddo, but Josiah was defeated in battle and killed. Necho's failure to reach Haran resulted in the final defeat of Assyria. In 605, Necho fought with Nebuchadnezzar at Carchemish on the Euphrates and was thoroughly beaten. He fled to Egypt, where he remained for the rest of his life. He attempted to reexcavate the canal from the Nile to the Red Sea and also sent out a group of Phoenicians on a three-year expedition in which they were said to have circumnavigated Africa.
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(The historical Necho I was from Sais and the chaste woman of the story is from Heracleopolis.) Note that there was a historical Petese son of Onchsheshonqy of Heracleopolis, who married into the Saite royal family and governed from Memphis to Aswan until he retired in the fourth regnal year of Psammetichus I.
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Even if he did participate in the Assyrian campaign of 664, Ashurbanipal was still the overlord, while Psammetichus I had only just come to power after the death of his father, Necho I, who had died in a battle against Tanutamun, King of Kush, some months earlier (Herodotus, The Histories, II 152).
A new newsroom was created by expanding the newspaper's offices into the ballroom of the former Necho Allen Hotel, a Pottsville landmark.
Another key event and date is the Battle of Carchemish in 605, when the Babylonians crushed the ambitions of the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho II and were thereafter clearly the dominant power in the region.
"Pharaoh Necho imprisoned him in Riblah in the area of Hamath against his reigning in Jerusalem.
The Judean am-haaretz--the landed gentry (1)--put Josiah's son Jehoahaz on the throne, but Necho, the Egyptian pharaoh, hurried to depose him and carry him off into captivity.
From this study Josiah emerges as one who saw himself as a king or "messiah" of a united Davidic state which, however, was short-lived, ending with his early death at the hands of Necho and political pressures from Egypt and Babylon.