8th Dynasty

The History of Egypt for Kids - 8th Dynasty

The Civilization & History of Ancient Egypt and facts about the line of pharaohs in the 8th Dynasty, the rulers of Memphis

Ancient Egyptians - 8th Dynasty
A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about the 8th dynasty of the 1st Intermediate Period. Discover fascinating facts and information about ancient Egypt and the 8th Dynasty of Ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

The definition of the 8th Dynasty, the rulers of Memphis

8th dynasty pharaohs timeline and chronology

8th dynasty Egyptian pharaohs

History of the 8th dynasty of the 1st Intermediate Period

Facts and information about the 8th dynasty time period

8th dynasty line of succession from King Neferkamin Seneferka  to King Neferku-Min

An overview of the history of the 8th Dynasty of ancient Egypt

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History of the 8th Dynasty and its Pharaohs, the Rulers of Memphis
Overview with interesting facts and information about the civilization and history of the 8th Dynasty Pharaohs and Kings of the 1st Intermediate Period in ancient Egyptian history.

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

Ancient Egyptian History - 8th Dynasty Fact Sheet

Fact 1 on 8th Dynasty: Egypt was unstable,  weak and divided. There was a breakdown of central government existing alliances ended, powerful men vied for power and there was conflict between Upper and Lower Egypt.

Fact 2 on 8th Dynasty: The government of the previous rulers was run by a small elite segment distinguished by wealth, family or military powers - similar to an Oligarchy.

Fact 3 on 8th Dynasty: Many of the previous dynasty's rulers were non-royals. The 8th line of rulers claimed to be the descendants of the sixth dynasty kings.

Fact 4 on 8th Dynasty: This change of status might have been an attempt to re-establish the divine status of the kings claiming ancestry from the gods, and the role of mediator with the gods.

Fact 5 on 8th Dynasty: This possible attempt to recapture the 'divine' status and the king's 'connection' with the gods would have helped prevent further insurrections as challenging the king would also mean defying the gods.

Fact 6 on 8th Dynasty: We know that one of the later kings of this line of kings, King Qakare Ibi, built a pyramid at Saqqara that contains pyramid texts on the walls of his tomb. Another example of emulating the traditions of the previous kings and their connections to the gods in the Afterlife.

Fact 7 on 8th Dynasty: King Wadjkare, whose name translates as "Prosperous is the Soul of Ra" was clearly making a connection between himself and the sun-god Ra. King Neferku-Hor and King Neferku-Min were similarly forging a connection between themselves and the gods Hous and Min.

Fact 8 on 8th Dynasty: Wadjkare also took action to ensure the backing of the priests by issuing a tax exemption decree providing for special privileges to religious institutions from the king. (The famous Rosetta Stone was a similar royal decree in which tax exemptions for made for priests.)

Fact 9 on 8th Dynasty: The collapse of the central government resulted in a decline in foreign trade and the wealth of the country.

Fact 10 on 8th Dynasty: The land of Egypt was slowly becoming viewed as a target of foreign invaders. A rock inscription found south of the First Cataract, the ancient Egyptian border with Nubia, records a punitive military expedition against the Nubians that was initiated by one of the last kings of the 8th line.

Fact 11 on 8th Dynasty: According to Manetho, an ancient Egyptian historian, this 8th 'royal line'  consisted of 27 kings who ruled at Memphis over a period of 146 years.

Ancient Egyptian History - 8th Dynasty Fact Sheet

Definition of the 8th Dynasty
Definition: The 8th 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.

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

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties

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 8th Dynasty Pharaohs
Overview with interesting facts and information about the Pharaohs and Kings of the 1st Intermediate Period in ancient Egyptian history.

8th Dynasty Chronology - Succession and History of the Kings
The following 8th Dynasty Chronology details the names of the Kings and Pharaohs of the 8th 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

Known Names - Dates of Reign

King Neferkamin Seneferka - Exact Dates Unknown

King Nikara - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferkare V - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferkahor - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferkare VI - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferkamin Anu - Exact Dates Unknown

King Qakare Ibi - Exact Dates Unknown

King Wadjkare - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferkara II - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferku-Hor - Exact Dates Unknown

King Neferku-Min - Exact Dates Unknown

Chronology of the Kings

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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

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