Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Amasis, King of Egypt from 570 to 526 B.C. Originally the Prime Minister of Apries, he supplanted and killed his master. He appears to have exercised his usurped power with wisdom, effecting judicious reforms, encouraging intercourse with foreigners, and adorning the country with magnificent structures. He gave the Greeks the port of Naucratis in the Delta.