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Egyptian Imperialism After The New Kingdom: The 26th Dynasty And The Southern Levant

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This chapter draws attention to the foreign policy of the first kings of the 26th Dynasty and argues that Psammetichus I and his successor Necho II practiced a form of imperialism by establishing a system of vassal states in the Southern Levant for the first time since the New Kingdom. In the second stage of this imperial expansion, this system included the Kingdom of Judah, under the rule of King Josiah. From the Egyptian point of view, this kingdom was only a small and marginal entity in the Southern Levantine region and of little interest. The archaeological evidence includes a wide range of material that points to strong Egyptian influence in the last third of the 7th century. These include objects relating to the Pharaohs, like scarabs with the royal cartouche, miscellaneous Egyptian objects from various sites (Ashkelon, Ekron), Greek pottery, and evidence from the fortress of Mezad Hashavyahu.

Keywords: 26th Dynasty; archaeological evidence; Egyptian imperialism; Kingdom of Judah; Mezad Hashavyahu; Necho II; New Kingdom; Psammetichus I; Southern Levant



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