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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Psametik 2
Other spellings: Psamtik, Psammetichus, Psammetich

King Psametik 2 of Ancient Egypt

Psametik 2.

King of Ancient Egypt 595-589 BCE, 6 years, the 3rd ruler of the 26th Dynasty.
Psametik 2 is principally remembered for sending a great and important expedition into Cush under the leadership of the future king Ahmose 2. The expedition reached as far south as the 3rd cataract of the Nile, according to some sources it reached as far as the 5th cataract.
He also sent a peaceful expedition into Palestine and Phoenicia around 591, aiming at forging alliances with local rulers in order to stop a possible attack from Babylonia.
He was succeeded by Apries.

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By Tore Kjeilen