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Psamtik III

Psamtik III was the last Pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty of Egypt from 526 BC to 525 BC. Most of what is known about his reign and life was documented by the Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th century BC. Herodotus states that Psamtik had ruled Egypt for only six months before he was confronted by a Persian invasion of his country led by King Cambyses II of Persia. Psamtik was subsequently defeated at the Battle of Pelusium, fled to Memphis where he was captured; the deposed pharaoh was carried off to Susa in chains, committed suicide. Psamtik III was one of his wives, Queen Tentkheta, he succeeded his father as pharaoh in 526 BC, when Amasis died after a long and prosperous reign of some 44 years. According to Herodotus, he had a son named Amasis and a wife and daughter, both unnamed in historical documents. Psamtik ruled Egypt for no more than six months. A few days after his coronation, rain fell at Thebes, a rare event that frightened some Egyptians, who interpreted this as a bad omen.

The young and inexperienced pharaoh was no match for the invading Persians. After the Persians under Cambyses had crossed the Sinai desert with the aid of the Arabians, a bitter battle was fought near Pelusium, a city on Egypt's eastern frontier, in the spring of 525 BC; the Egyptians were defeated at Pelusium and Psamtik was betrayed by one of his allies, Phanes of Halicarnassus. Psamtik and his army were compelled to withdraw to Memphis; the Persians captured the city after a long siege, captured Psamtik after its fall. Shortly thereafter, Cambyses ordered the public execution of two thousand of the principal citizens, including a son of the fallen king. Psamtik's captivity and subsequent execution are described in The Histories by Herodotus, Book III, sections 14 and 15. Psamtik's daughter and the daughters of all the Egyptian noblemen were enslaved. Psamtik's son and two thousand other sons of noblemen were sentenced to death, in retaliation for the murder of the Persian ambassador and the two hundred crew of his boat.

An "old man who had once been the king's friend". All these people were brought before Psamtik to test his reaction, he only became upset after seeing the state of the beggar. Psamtik's compassion for the beggar caused him to be spared, but his son had been executed; the deposed pharaoh was raised up to live in the entourage of the Persian King. After a while, Psamtik attempted to raise a rebellion among the Egyptians; when Cambyses learned of this, Psamtik is reported by Herodotus to have drunk bull's blood and died. Cartouche of Psammetichus Herodotus histories

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Piedmont Newnan Hospital is a 136-bed, acute-care hospital located at its new location of 745 Poplar Rd in Newnan, offering 24-hour emergency services, women’s services and general medical/surgical services. Diagnostic services include nuclear medicine, MRI, PET, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. A complete range of medical/surgical services includes laparoscopic surgery, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies and exploratory cardiac catheterization and rehabilitation, wound treatment/hyperbaric therapy. A new Piedmont Newnan Hospital opened May 8, 2012. "The new hospital is situated on 105 acres along Poplar Road near I-85. At 362,376 square feet, the 136-bed hospital will have 14 post-partum beds, 18 critical care beds and 104 general medical/surgical patient beds; the facility will feature eight operating rooms and 23 patient rooms in the Emergency Department." With more than 800 employees and a medical staff of over 230 physicians, PNH is a member of Piedmont Healthcare, a not-for-profit organization that includes Piedmont Hospital, a 481-bed acute tertiary care facility offering all major medical and diagnostic services located on 26 acres in the north Atlanta community of Buckhead.

Piedmont Healthcare is the parent company of the Piedmont Heart Institute, staffed by more than 85 cardiovascular specialists in Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians with over 30 locations across north Georgia. Newnan Hospital was founded in 1836, it served as a first aid site during Sherman's March to the Sea. That facility was faced with competition in 1965 by Coweta County General Hospital. By The start of the 21st century CCGH was in bankruptcy and needed help. In 2000, Emory Healthcare bought a 50% ownership of CCGH from the current owner Hospital Corporation of America, headquartered in Nashville and made it Emory-Peachtree Regional Hospital, the first Emory hospital south of Interstate 285, what made it regional. In 2004, Newnan Hospital bought EPRH in 2004 after EPRH filed Chapter 13. By 2006, Piedmont was considering a sister hospital to Fayette Community. By December, they bought Newnan Hospital West Campus. In 2012, the hospital moved from its Hospital Road location to a new facility located at 745 Poplar Rd, Newnan, GA 30265.

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Edward Robinson (VC)

Edward Robinson was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Robinson was 19 years old, an able seaman in the Royal Navy, serving in the Naval Brigade from HMS Shannon during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC: For conspicuous bravery, in having at Lucknow, on the 13th of March, 1858, under a heavy musketry fire, within fifty yards, jumped on the sand bags of a battery, extinguished a fire among them, he was dangerously wounded in performing this service. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the National Maritime Museum in London. Monuments to Courage The Register of the Victoria Cross Scotland's Forgotten Valour Location of grave and VC medal News Item