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Origin of the name NECHO.
Etymology of the name NECHO.
Meaning of the baby name NECHO.


NECHO.  Necho I., the chief of the petty kings of Egypt under the Icosarchy.  He was ruler of Memphis or Sais, and was a tributary of the Assyrians, who at last raised him to the viceroyalty of Egypt as a means of subduing Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, who was continually instigating the natives to revolt.  He governed at Sais for some years, and was succeeded by his son Psametik, or Psammetichus.  Necho II., a king of Egypt in the XXVIth dynasty.  He was the son of Psametik I., and the princess Shap-en-ap.  His first work was the continuation of the war with Palestine which had been begun by his father.  On his progress he was stopped at Megiddo by Josiah, king of Judah, whom he defeated and slew, and setting up his son Jehoahaz in his stead, imposed a heavy tribute on the land; but he was himself met at Carchemish by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, at that time the master of Assyria, by whom he was utterly routed, and driven back into Egypt with the loss of all his Asiatic possessions.  He was the last king of Egypt who came into conflict with the Jews.  Confining his attention to Egypt for the rest of his reign, he attempted to dig a canal from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, a work in which 120,000 labourers perished.  He further reopened the old canal from the Nile to the Red Sea, and gave great impetus to commerce, and attention to maritime affairs generally.  The circumnavigation of Africa was first accomplished in his reign, which lasted sixteen years, when he was succeeded by his son Psametik II.  The monuments of the reign of Necho II. are remarkable for an affectation of naturalism in the delineation of the human figure, and for a want of accuracy in the Hieroglyphic texts. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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