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
Burial place: Persepolis
Attestation in the Petrie Museum:
|inscribed faience object from Memphis|
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