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When did the Persians rule Egypt?

By |2018-05-08T15:36:34+00:00June 15th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|

Cambyses II capturing the Egyptian pharaoh Psamtik, from a seal (500s BC) The Persian king Cambyses II conquered Egypt in 525 BC. Libyans attacked from the east, but the Persians fought them off. After the Greek victory at Marathon in 490 BC, the Egyptians revolted against the Persians (in 484 and again in 460 BC) with [...]