Such is the legendary account of the Saite renaissance; its true history is not yet clearly and precisely known.
At last, ten days after, Orion the Saite found him in a remote cave.
It first appeared on ushabtis at the end of the Saite period.
"They are withdrawing into the gorge through which the road leads up here," answered the Saite.
In Egypt the power of the Saite kings rested upon the support of their Greek mercenaries.
Then at a later period they were used for interments of Saite date, and, lastly, they served as dwelling-places for the Copts.
The Saite tradition attributed it to a movement of wounded vanity.
From the style of these remains Mariette is disposed to think that they were not earlier than the Saite epoch.