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Cambyses II

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Born: 5XX AD
Died: 522 AD.

Nationality: Persian
Categories: King

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539 BC - When Cyrus conquered Babylon, he was employed in leading religious ceremonies and in the cylinder which contains Cyrus' proclamation to the Babylonians his name is joined to that of his father in the prayers to Marduk.

530 BC - Cambyses is called king of Babylon, although his authority seems to have been quite ephemeral.

525 BC - His main achievement was the conquest of Egypt, which established Persian rule there for two centuries.

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