Psamtik

Psamtik

(säm`tĭk, săm`–), Lat. Psammetichus, d. 609 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, founder of the XXVI dynasty. When his father, NechoNecho
, 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.
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, lord of Saïs under the Assyrians, was defeated and killed (663 B.C.), by the Nubian Tanutamon, Psamtik fled to his overlord, AssurbanipalAssurbanipal
or Ashurbanipal
, d. 626? B.C., king of ancient Assyria (669–633 B.C.), son and successor of Esar-Haddon. The last of the great kings of Assyria, he drove Taharka out of Egypt and firmly established Necho in power there only to have Necho's son
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, who reinstated (661) him at Saïs as viceroy of Lower Egypt. While Assurbanipal was busy in Babylonia and other regions, Psamtik shook off his Assyrian allegiance and became master of all Egypt. During his long and eminently prosperous reign, he encouraged the settlement (especially at Naucratis) of Greek soldiers and traders, who for the first time became important in Egypt. His incursion into Palestine was stopped by the Scythians. His son was the pharaoh NechoNecho
, 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
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A fragment of an amulet bearing the name of King Psamtik I was found inside one of the discovered houses,which confirms the preliminary results of the study of pottery and archaeological remains that prove that the oldercastle dates back to the first half of the 26th dynasty.
Cambyses II's campaign to conquer Egypt, assembling forces to "cross the waterless deserts" apparently in 525 BCE, was described by the Greek historian Herodotus, who wrote that Cambyses thrashed Pharaoh Psamtik III at Memphis, and won "Egypt and the sea."
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A month earlier, a massive colossus was unearthed in Cairo, believed to depict the 26th-dynasty King Psamtik. The finds were announced amid media hype apparently aimed at reviving Egypt's battered tourism, a key source of national income.
As the inscription on its back pillar reveals, the dedicant is General Psamtik, the Governor of Upper Egypt based at Elephantine, Aswan.
against Cyrus the Great of Persia (547-546); although the Lydians were crushed at the decisive battle of Thymbra (near ancient Troy) (spring 546), Cyrus allowed the Egyptians to return home in honor, as they had stood their ground in their allies' rout; the later years of Ahmose's reign were darkened by the threat of Persian invasion, but they postponed invasion while he lived; died (526) and was succeeded by his son Psamtik III.
The GEM is the biggest and greatest museum in the world that is dedicated to the ancient Egyptian historical period, displaying 42.755 artifacts, Tutuankhamun treasures, King Menkaure statue, King Psamtik I head statue, King Senusert statue, King Khufu's historical inscriptions alongside King Ramses II statue.
The museum, a striking red-domed building between the Nile Hotel and Tahrir Square, Downtown Cairo, is an adventure through time right from the garden, where the huge, recently discovered colossus' of King Psamtik I now lies, to the entrance where two enormous, beautifully sculptured statues of the influential Queen Tiye and her strong husband King Amenhotep III.