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Egypt of the Saite Pharaohs, 664-525 BC

Roger Forshaw


This volume discusses the history, culture and social conditions of one of the less well-known periods of ancient Egypt, the Saite or 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC). In the 660’s BC Egypt was a politically fragmented and occupied country. This is an account of how Psamtek I, a local ruler from Sais in Northern Egypt, declared independence from her overlord, the Assyrian empire, and within ten years brought about the reunification of the country after almost 400 years of disunity and periods of foreign domination. Over the next century and a half, the Saite rulers were able to achieve stability and ... More

Keywords: Egypt, Saite Dynasty, Pharaoh, Psamtek I, Reunification, Assyria, Mediterranean world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526140142
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526140159


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Forshaw, author
University of Manchester