Biography of King of Egipto Apries (589-570 a.C.)

(Wah-ib-Ra or Haa-ib-Ra) Fourth King of the twenty-sixth Egyptian dynasty (saita), son and successor of Psammético II. His own name (Sa Ra) was Wahibre, which Manetho transformed into Uaphris, and its crest (neswt bity) name of Haaibre. At the beginning of his reign, Apries undertook a war against the Phoenicians, taking Sidon and besieging shot. He/She was to also come to the aid of Jerusalem, besieged and finally taken to the levantisco Zedekiah by the Babylonian troops of Nabucodonosor II. Apries soldiers had to retreat to Egypt, a country which also hosted numerous Jewish fugitives (elephantine colony). In addition, at the end of his reign he/she took part in Cyrene to help Libyan Prince Adrikan to reject an invasion of dorians. To be defeated the Egyptian forces, exploded among them a real revolt, which Apries was forced to use the General Amasis to reduce them; but it betrayed him and was proclaimed King. After a series of incidents, the civil war between Apries and Amasis was resolved at the battle of Momenfis (570 BC), in which died Apries; his remains, however, were buried with full honors funeral at Sais by the usurper. Of Apries, we have received a single sculpture (head, in the Louvre Museum, in black granite) and others that are also assigned to it. He/She built several works at Athribis, Memphis and Sais, which have just been some remains.