Necho

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The name of two rulers of Egypt's 26th Dynasty. Necho I (fl. c 672-664 BC), was governor of Sais and the first of the Saite pharaohs. Necho's ancestor was probably a prince of Libyan descent of the 24th Egyptian dynasty. Necho II (Wehemibra) (fl. 6th-7th century BC) was king of Egypt (reigned 610-595 BC), and a member of the 26th Dynasty, who unsuccessfully attempted to aid Assyria against the Neo-Babylonians and later sponsored an expedition that circumnavigated Africa. He was the third Saite pharaoh and successor to Psamtek I.

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