10th Dynasty

The History of Egypt for Kids - 10th Dynasty, the Herakleopolis rulers

The Civilization & History of Ancient Egypt and facts about the Nomarch rulers of Herakleopolis in the 10th Dynasty

Ancient Egyptians - 10th Dynasty
A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about the 10th dynasty of the 1st Intermediate Period. Discover fascinating facts and information about ancient Egypt and the 10th Dynasty of Ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

The definition of the 10th Dynasty - Names and dates

10th dynasty pharaohs timeline and chronology

10th dynasty Egyptian pharaohs, the Herakleopolis rulers

History of the 10th dynasty of the 1st Intermediate Period

Facts and information about the 10th dynasty time period

10th dynasty line of succession from King Meryhathor to King Merykare

An overview of the history of the 10th Dynasty of ancient Egypt

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Definition of the 10th Dynasty
Definition: The 10th Dynasty of ancient Egypt consisted of a disorganized succession of rulers during the history time period known in ancient Egyptian history as the First Intermediate Period that occured between the periods of stability known as the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom.

Tenth Dynasty Dates: Exact Dates Unknown
1st Intermediate Period covered 7th-10th Dynasties from c2181 - 2134BC

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Ancient Egytian Dynasties

Early Dynastic Period: 1st - 2nd Dynasties

The Old Kingdome 3rd - 6th Dynasties

1st Intermediate Period 7th - 10th Dynasties

The Middle Kingdom 11th - 12th Dynasties

2nd Intermediate Period 13th - 20th Dynasties

The New Kingdom 18th - 20th Dynasties

Post Empire 21st - 31st Dynasties

History of the 10th Dynasty and its Pharaohs, the Herakleopolis rulers
Overview with interesting facts and information about the civilization and history of the 10th Dynasty Pharaohs and Kings of the 1st Intermediate Period in ancient Egyptian history.

Ancient Egyptian History - 10th Dynasty Fact Sheet

Fact 1 on 10th Dynasty: The 9th line of Herakleopolitan rulers had taken control of Lower Egypt in the north of Egypt but  failed in their efforts to control Upper Egypt in the south.

Fact 2 on 10th Dynasty: The country of Egypt was therefore divided without a stable, central government and recovery from the effects of a terrible famine which had led to the death of 500,000 Egyptians.

Fact 3 on 10th Dynasty: The Herakleopolitan rulers had attempted to strip power from the Nomarchs which led to massive resentment and open hostilities, especially in Thebes (see map below)

Fact 4 on 10th Dynasty: The second line of Herakleopolitan rulers faced continuing instability and friction with Thebes and Upper Egypt in the south of the country.

Fact 5 on 10th Dynasty: The 'Turin Canon' is an extensive list available of kings, written by the ancient Egyptians.  The 'Turin Canon' lists eighteen kings for this royal line, but their names are damaged, unidentifiable, or lost.

Fact 6 on 10th Dynasty: The Nomarchs were still enjoying complete authority and independence in the southern provinces.

Fact 7 on 10th Dynasty: Allies of the Herakleopolitan rulers were located in the Asyut region (see map below)

Fact 8 on 10th Dynasty: The Herakleopolitan rulers allowed an assault on Upper Egypt by their violent allies in Asyut.

Fact 9 on 10th Dynasty: The Asyut duly attacked cities in Upper Egypt vandalizing sacred tombs and corpses. These despicable actions were viewed as acts of sacrilege.

Fact 10 on 10th Dynasty: The furious reaction of the people of Upper Egypt, especially in Thebes, would lead to the ruin and capitulation of the rulers based in Herakleopolis and the end of the First Intermediate Period.

Ancient Egyptian History - 10th Dynasty Fact Sheet

History of the 10th Dynasty Pharaohs
Overview with interesting facts and information about the Pharaohs and Kings of the 1st Intermediate Period in ancient Egyptian history.

10th Dynasty Chronology - Succession and History of the Kings
The following 10th Dynasty Chronology details the names of the Kings and Pharaohs of the 10th Dynasty and the dates of the years during which they reigned, together with a map of ancient Egypt. This list is incomplete due to the turbulent nature of the period.

Chronology of the Kings

Name - Dates of Reign

King Meryhathor - 15491524 BC

King Neferkare IV - 15241503 BC

King Wankare (Acthoes III) - 15031493 BC

King Merykare - 14931479 BC

Chronology of the Kings

10th Dynasty History
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Egytian Time Periods

Prehistoric Egytpt 5000 - 3100BCE

Early Dynastic Period: 3100 - 2686 BCE

The Old Kingdom 2686 - 2181 BCE

1st Intermediate Period 2181 - 2134 BCE

The Middle Kingdom 2134 - 1782 BCE

2nd Interm ediate Period 1782 - 1550 BCE

The New Kingdom 1550 - 1069 BCE

3rd Interm ediate Period 1069 - 664 BCE

The Late Period 664 - 332 BCE

Ptolemaic Egypt 332 - 30 BCE

Roman & Byzantine Egypt 30 BCE - 641 CE

10th Dynasty
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