Nectanebo II was a Pharaoh of the 30th Dynasty. He was the last native Egyptian Pharaoh to rule over a united Egypt, and ruled for a period of 17 years from 360 to 343 BC. His rule was brought forcefully to an end by a Persian invasion, which he escaped by taking flight southward into Nubia.
Necanebo’s unused sarcophagus, a massive finely worked piece in dark granite, was discovered being used as a water cistern in Alexandria, and now resides in the British Museum.
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