added by archaeologs The fourth king of the Saite 26th Dynasty who succeeded his father, Psamtik II (also Psamtek; 595-589 BC) and ruled from 589-570 BC. Apries received many Jewish refugees into Egypt after Judah fought Babylon. He was able to take the Phoenician port of Sidon but lost in an attack on Cyrene in Libya. As a result, the Egyptina army mutinied and selected their general Ahmose as king. Apries was imprisoned but escaped and was later murdered.