Herodotus on Anysis
Herodotus on AnysisLower Egypt before the Kushite conquest was an assembly of city states ruled by Meshwesh chieftains. Among them were the kings of Sais, Shepsesre Tefnakht and Wahkare (Bakenrenef) (720-715), who formed the short-lived 24th dynasty. It seems it was Tefnakht, who hid in the marshes of the Delta from Piye rather than from Sabacos/Shabaka. After the Ethiopian had returned to Upper Egypt, the Saite king came out of hiding and assumed the title of pharaoh.
According to Manetho, the last pharaoh before the Kushite invasion was Bocchoris. He calls him a Saite, after the town he ruled.
Such were the deeds which this king performed: and after him reigned a blind man of the city of Anysis, whose name was Anysis. In his reign the Ethiopians and Sabacos the king of the Ethiopians marched upon Egypt with a great host of men; so this blind man departed, flying to the fen-country, and the Ethiopian was king over Egypt for fifty years ...
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