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Psammetichius, Psammeticus,Psamtik III
Psamtik III was the son of the pharaoh Amasis II and Queen Takheta. Psamtik III was the last
Pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth
Egypt 526 BC - 525 BC.
After Pharaoh Amasis II heard that
Cyrus the Great had died, he sought an opportunity to annex
Syria. He appointed his son Psamtik III as the army leader.
Psamtik had ruled Egypt for only six months before Egypt was conquered by King
Cambyses II of
Persia. Psamtik was defeated at
Pelusium, and fled to
Memphis where he was captured and there are two accounts: 1. Psamtik III was executed in
Susa. 2. Cambyses spared his life.
The graphic on
Persian seal supports the latter story, better.
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