What famous figures of the Middle East were Thales’ contemporaries?

Thales’s contemporaries are the Egyptian pharaohs Necho II and his son Psammetichus II, the king of Media Astyages, the Babylonian kings Nabopalacap and his son Nebuchadnezzar (Nabu-kudurri-utsur) II. At this time, King Zedekiah ruled in Jerusalem and the prophet Jeremiah preached.

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