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Darius I (522/21-486/85 BC)

Achaemenid Persian king. Darius undertook or completed major building projects in Egypt, such as the temple of Hibis in the Kharga oasis and the Wadi Tumilat canal to the Red Sea (started by Nekau II). From his reign on (following the Persian defeat in 490 at the battle of Marathon in Greece) there are repeated revolts against Persian rule in Egypt.

Horus name: Menekhib
Prenomen: Setutre
Nomen: Darius

Burial place: Persepolis

Attestation in the Petrie Museum:

UC 16438, faience object with the name of the Persian king Darius, in Egyptian hieroglyphs inscribed faience object from Memphis

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