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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / Late Period / 26th Dynasty /
Other spellings: Ouaphris, Haaibra Wahibra, Hophra

Bust of King Apries of Ancient Egypt.

Bust of King Apries.

King of Ancient Egypt 589-570 BCE, 19 years, the 4th ruler of the 26th Dynasty.
Apries' main achievements were on the international level, as he played a central part in the fall of Judah to Babylonia. King Zedekiah of Judah was his ally, but he did not intervene to help when Judah was attacked. The outcome of this was the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem and a flood of refugees from Judah.
Apries had one military victory, when he conquered Sidon of Phoenicia.
His most dramatic failure was when his army was defeated while attacking Cyrene in Libya. The reaction of the army was mutiny, and they elected Ahmose 2 as the new king. They imprisoned Apries, but he escaped. A civil war broke out in the Nile Delta, and Apries was eventually murdered. Still, Apries was buried with full honours.

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By Tore Kjeilen