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Tuthmosis I’s successor, Tuthmosis II, the son of a lesser wife, earned the throne by marrying his father’s eldest daughter by his principal wife—that is, his half-sister. His death ended an undistinguished eighteen-year reign, and he left a widow with no sons. Again the son of a lesser wife was chosen for the crown. Since Tuthmosis III was a child of only nine or ten when selected pharaoh, History 21 A statue of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut showing her false beard. Photo courtesy of Pat Remler.
King Cambyses brought a mighty army to meet Amasis in a battle that hung in the balance until the Egyptian lines broke. Amasis retreated south to Memphis where, after a long siege, he surrendered his country to the Persian king. The Twenty-seventh Dynasty thus consists of five Persian kings. But the Egyptians were not finished yet. After the Persians had been twice defeated by the Greeks, Egypt seized the opportunity to reassert its independence. Six pharaohs, divided into three brief History 33 dynasties, ruled from the Delta for sixty-one years, after which time the Persians, their strength renewed, reinvaded to establish Dynasty Thirty-one.
Regardless of their background, the Hyksos took on Egyptian trappings, built temples to Egypt’s gods, wore Egyptian clothes and carved tens of thousands of small, beetle-shaped amulets, called scarabs, just as the Egyptians did. No matter; to the natives, these Hyksos remained “vile asiatics” and despised occupiers. A Theban family, later referred to as the Seventeenth Dynasty, began the long effort to win Egypt back for the Egyptians. Since the mummy of the next to last leader of this family shows massive head wounds, it is obvious their effort did not go smoothly.