Saite Period (664 B.C.-525 B.C.)
Includes 26th Dynasty. The dates of any king’s rule are subjective, as rules were counted by regal years, not by era dating. The first few years of this period run over the last few years of the previous period- do further research as to determine cause.
26th Dynasty (664 b.c.-525 b.c.)
Kings Wahibre (Psametik I- 664-610)
Wehemibre (Nekau II- 610-595)
Neferibre (Psametik II- 595-589)
Haaibre (Wahibre- 589-570)
Khnemibre (Ahmose II- 570-526)
Ankha(en)re (Psametik III- 526-525)
The multiple dynasties and rival kingships of the 3rd IP ended when central power was definitively re-established in the form of the 26th Dy, also known as the Saite Period. Reunification came under the Sudanese 25th D, but was followed by Assyrian invasion, and it was nearly a century before central power was definitely re-established in the form of the 26th D, also known as the Saite period.
**Misc. everyday living facts:
**Language & Writing:
Literature included major mythological texts, which continued through the Late Period
The Kush rule in Egypt ended with the Assyrian invasion in 656 b.c. However, his successors continued to rule what is modern Sudan for centuries. Pyramids were also built, but they began to develop their own style.
Ancient Greeks and Romans flocked to the pyramid field in investigation, most notably 5th century BC historian Herodotus, who recorded the tall tales told to him by his guides at Giza, which compare well with some of those told today.