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*)/Anusis), an ancient king of Egypt, who, according to Herodotus, succeeded Asychis. He was blind, and in his reign Egypt was invaded by the Ethiopians under their king Sabaco, and remained in their possession for fifty years. Anysis in the meanwhile took refuge in the marshes of Lower Egypt, where he formed an island which afterwards remained unknown for upward of seven centuries, until it was discovered by Amyrtaeus. When after the lapse of fifty years the Ethiopians withdrew from Egypt, Anysis returned from the marshes and resumed the government. (Hdt. 2.137, 140.)


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