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Aryandes was the Persian satrap of Egypt in the late sixth century BCE. He was first appointed in c. 525 BCE by Cambyses, the Persian conqueror of Egypt. In 521 BCE, Aryandes probably dealt with a rebellion led by a local dynast named Petubastis. By 497 BCE, Aryandes had fallen out with the reigning Persian monarch, Darius I, and was executed for treason.[1]


  • Briant, P. From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire. Translated by Peter T. Daniels. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2002.
  1. ^ "Encyclopaedia Iranica". DARIUS iii. Darius I the Great. Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University, USA. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.