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Amasis

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

Became pharaoh (see Egypt, pre-ptolemaic; Saites) in 570 bc as champion of the native Egyptians against Apries. Though initially restricting Greek activities (e.g. channelling all trade...

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Apries

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Classical Studies.

(OT Hophra), a 26th Dynasty pharaoh (589–570 bc) (see Saites), campaigned with some success against Phoenician cities and Cyprus with the assistance of Carian and Ionian mercenaries, but...

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Byblos

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Classical Studies.

An ancient Mediterranean seaport, situated on the site of modern Jebeil, to the north of Beirut in Lebanon. An important trading centre with strong links with Egypt, it became a thriving...

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