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Psammetichus III


Portrait of a pharaoh of the Saite dynasty. Allard Piersonmuseum, Amsterdam (Netherlands). Photo Jona Lendering.
Portrait of a pharaoh of the Saite dynasty (Allard Piersonmuseum, Amsterdam)
Psammetichus III: pharaoh of the Saite dynasty, ruler of Egypt from 526 to 525.

Egyptian names: Anchkaenra Psamtik III

Successor of: Amasis

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • December 526: Accession; he inherits a war against the Persians
  • May/June 525: Defeated near the Pelusiac branch of the Nile; Memphis is captured; the Achaemenian king Cambyses is recognized as king
  • c.523: Psammetichus revolts, is captured, and executed
Succeeded by: Cambyses
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