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Cambyses Conquers Egypt, 525 BCE

Cambyses_IICambyses was the second king of the ancient Achaemenid empire (ruled 530-522) and the oldest son of Cyrus the Great.

The most important event during Cambyses’ reign was the conquest of Egypt. He invaded Egypt and took the capital, Memphis, after a long siege. Cambyses was recognized as the new pharaoh.

The circumstances of Cambyses’ death are shrouded in mystery.

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