X is for Xerxes
Wow, it was hard to find something for X. It's going to be a short one today.
- Xerxes was a King of Persia, and ruled over Egypt after they had been conquered by the Persians.
- There were rebellions in Egypt while he ruled, but he quelled them quickly. They caused him to rule more strictly.
- His rule over ancient Egypt was harsh; he disregarded their customs and beliefs.
- He was eventually assassinated, supposedly by order of one of is sons, who took the throne following his death.