Cambyses was the first ruler of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. He was the ruler of Persia and
treated the last ruler of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, Psammetichus III (Psamtik III) with some
consideration. Psammetichus then tried to revolt and Cambyses caused him to be killed. There
is an inscription on a statue that tells of Cambyses going to Sais to worship Neith and restore
the revenues and festivals of the temple. But according to Herodotus, Cambyses did many
reprehensible things against Egyptian religion and customs and eventually went mad.