This chapter depicts the twilight years of the Egyptian monarchy prior to the arrival of Alexander the Great. During this time the Persian kings had retained control of Egypt during the Twenty-seventh Dynasty. Amyrtaios of Sais would at least nominal independence as the sole king of the Twenty-eighth Dynasty during the reign of Artaxerxes II, however his position was tenuous, and there were others who aspired to the pharaonic throne. After a series of struggles over the control of Egypt that marked the Twenty-ninth Dynasty, the general Nakhtnebef would turn on his royal masters and become the first king of the Thirtieth Dynasty. He would eventually be succeeded by his son Djehor, who had played a major role in his father's last few years on the throne. Djehor would find his reign short-lived, however, as his nephew Nakhthorheb later usurped the throne.
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