Wall-reliefs of Nectanebo II
(left) and of Nectanebo I (right) 30th Dynasty in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo in 2005, originally from Sebennytos -- Neithsabes via Wikimedia Commons Wooden benches and a marble board that reads "This is the bowl in which Virgin Mary kneaded her dough" were placed in the church's main yard.
The author covers the situation in Egypt at the beginning of the century in question; the liberation of Egypt from the Persians by Amyrtaeus; the XXIX dynasty and the rule of Nepherites I, Akoris and Psammuthes, and Nepherites II; the XXX dynasty and the rule of Nectanebo I and Tachos, as well as Nectanebo II
; the second Persian rule of Egypt, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty XXX, reign of Nectanebo II
Originally erected in Alexandria during the reign of Nectanebo II
(360-343 B.C.), it is covered with finely detailed three-dimensional reliefs, incised images, and texts for protection from and cure of diseases and injuries.
In 1822 Champollion deciphered hieroglyphics, and it was realised that the sarcophagus bore the cartouches of Nectanebo II
, the last native pharaoh of Egypt, for whom it must have been made.
370); sent abroad to raise funds for war (368?); again defended Sparta against Epaminondas (spring 362), but did not fight at Mantinea (362); led a largely Spartan mercenary army to Egypt in the service of King Zedhor (Tachos) and his invasion of Palestine and Syria (361); supported Zedhor's rival Nekhtharheb (Nectanebo II
) in a successful revolt, and helped Nekhtharheb against another rival (361-360); died at Cyrene (Shahhat) on his way home from Sparta (360).