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# Ahmose II

Ahmose II was an Egyptian pharaoh of the XXVIth dynasty, successor of Wahibre[?], who reigned, according to different authors, ca. 570-526 BC or 569-525 BC. His capital was at Sais[?].

During his long rule of approximately forty-four years, Cyprus was added to Egypt and acquired influence in Cyrene thanks to a convenient marriage. This king also repelled an Assyrian invasion led by Nebuchadnezzar.

He showed an accurate sense of diplomacy, developing important ties with Greece. Under his reign Egypt prospered, and this was the last period of splendour of the country before the Persian conquest, about a year or two after his death.

Other spellings: Ah-mes, Amasis (Greek).

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