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Psammi'tichus or PSAMMETICHUS *Yammi/tixos or *Yammh/tixos), the Greek form of the Egyptian PSAMETIK. 1. A king of Egypt and founder of the Saitic dynasty, reigned 54 years, according to Herodotus, that is, from B. C. 671 to 617. * Böckh places his accession in B. C. 654. (Manetho und die Hundstern-Periode, p. 342, &c.) (Hdt. 2.157.) The reign of this monarch forms an important epoch in Egyptian history. It was during his time that the Greeks were first introduced into Egypt; and accordingly the Greek writers were no longer exclusively dependent on the accounts of the Egyptian priests for the history of the country. Psammitiehus was the son of Necho, and after his father had been put to death by Sabacon, the Aethiopian usurper of the Egyptian throne, he fled to Syria, and was restored to Egypt by the inhabitants of the Saitic district, of which he was a native, when Sabacon abandoned Egypt in consequence of a dream. (Hdt. 2.152.) The manner in which Psammitichus obtained possession