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Egyptian Dynasties Definition
Egyptian Dynasties Definition: A Dynasty consisted of a succession of kings from the same family who succeeded each other on the throne by right of inheritance. Historians and Egyptologists divide Ancient Egyptian history into 31 dynasties which are categorised into different time periods up to the arrival of the Greeks led by Alexander the Great.

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties and Kingdoms
The Egyptian Dynasties and Kingdoms are detailed in the following chart.

Egyptian Dynasties and Kingdoms

Early Dynastic Period - 1st & 2nd Egyptian Dynasties

Old Kingdom - 3rd - 6th Egyptian Dynasties

1st Intermediate Period - 7th - 10th Egyptian Dynasties

Middle Kingdom - 11th - 12th Egyptian Dynasties

2nd Intermediate Period - 13th - 17th Egyptian Dynasties

New Kingdom - 18th - 20th Egyptian Dynasties

Post Empire - 21st - 31st Egyptian Dynasties

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties - Major Time Periods in Ancient Egypt History
The main ancient Egyptian history time periods are:

The Early Dynastic Period

The Old Kingdom

The Middle Kingdom

The New Kingdom

The Post Empire Late  Period

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties - The Intermediate Periods
The Egyptian Dynasties and Kingdoms include 'Intermediate periods'. The 'Intermediate periods' brought only minor changes to the history and civilization of the ancient Egyptians. The Post Empire period ancient Egyptian history saw the end of the ancient Egyptian Empire that occured when the Greeks and Romans conquered Egypt and Egyptian culture went into decline. The Egyptian Dynasties are divided into 31 dynasties up to the arrival of Alexander the Great.

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties and Time Periods
The history of Ancient Egypt covered thousands of years. Historians and Egyptologists divide the years relating to long history of the ancient Egyptians into the following historical time periods. Each of the ancient Egyptian Dynasties are given a number and allocated to a specific period of time in ancient Egyptian History.

Ancient Egyptian History

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

List of Egyptian Dynasties
A list of the names of the kings and Ancient Egyptian pharaohs of the royal Dynasties are detailed in the following chart.

List of Egyptian Dynasties - Intermediate Periods
Please Note: The names of the Pharaohs of the Intermediate Periods are not well documented and it therefore not possible to verify the accuracy of their names or the dates they reigned. During the Intermediate Periods foreign occupation and continuous internal struggles were common and rulers were often transitory.

List of Egyptian Dynasties

 

History Period

The Early Dynastic Period

Dates

3100 - 2686 BCE

Dynasties

1st Dynasty
 

The Founders, also refer to Menes

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Narmer

Hor-Aha

Djer

Djet

Queen Merneith

Den

Adjib

Semerkhet

Qa'a

Dynasties

2nd Dynasty

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Hotepsekhemwy
Raneb
Nynetjer
Weneg
Senedj
Seth-Peribsen
Sekhemib-Perenmaat
Khasekhem

History Period

The Old Kingdom

Dates

2686 - 2181 BCE

Dynasties

3rd Dynasty

Step Pyramids

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Sanakhte (Nebka)

King Djoser

King Sekhemkhet

King Khaba

Huni

Dynasties

4th Dynasty

Age of the Pyramids

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Snefru

Khufu aka Cheops

Djedefre aka Radjedef

Khafre aka Chephren

Menkaure aka Mycerinus

Shepseskaf

Dynasties

5th Dynasty

The Sun Kings

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Userkaf
Sahure
Neferirkare Kakai
Shepseskare Ini
Raneferef
Neuserre Izi
Menkauhor
Djedkare Isesi
Unas

Dynasties

6th Dynasty

The Conspiracies

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Teti
Userkare
Pepi I
Merenre
Pepi II
King Merenre II
Queen Nitocris

History Period

1st Intermediate Period

Dates

2181 - 2134 BCE

Dynasties

7th Dynasty

The Oligarchs

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Neferkara I
Netjerkare
Menkare
Neferkare II
Neferkare III Nebi
Djedkara Shemai
Neferkare IV Khendu

Dynasties

8th Dynasty

The rulers of Memphis

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Neferkamin Seneferka
Nikara
Neferkare V
Neferkahor
Neferkare VI
Neferkamin Anu
Qakare Ibi
Neferkara II
Neferkawhor Khuwihap
Neferirkara

Dynasties

9th Dynasty

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

King Khety or Khetys
King Merekare
King Senenh or Setut
King Mer Khety

Dynasties

10th Dynasty

Herakleopolis rulers

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Meryhathor
Neferkare
Wankare (Acthoes III)
Merykare

History Period

The Middle Kingdom

Dates

2134 - 1782 BCE

Dynasties

11th Dynasty

The Mentuhoteps

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Intef I
Intef II
Intef III
Mentuhotep I
Mentuhotep II
Mentuhotep III
Mentuhotep IV

Dynasties

12th Dynasty

The Warrior Kings

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Amenemhet I
Senusret I
Amenemhet II
Senusret II
Senusret III
Amenemhet III
Amenemhet IV
Queen Sobeknefru

History Period

2nd Intermediate Period

Dates

1782 - 1550 BCE

Dynasties

13th Dynasty

The It-tawy kings

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Wegaf Khutawyre
Ameny Intef IV (Amenemhet V)
Hor Auyibre
Sobekhotep II (Amenmehet VI)
Khendjer Userkare
Sobekhotep III Sekhemre Sewadjtawy
Neferhotep I Khasekhemwyre
Sobekhotep IV Khaneferre
Ay Merneferre
Neferhotep II
Sekhemre
Sankhtawy

Dynasties

14th Dynasty

The Xois Kings

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Nehesy
Khakherewre
Nebefawre
Sehebre
Merdjefare
Sewadjkare
Nebdjefare
Webenre
Djefare
Webenre
Sheshi
Yakubher

Dynasties

15th Dynasty

The Hyksos

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Salitis
Sakir-Har
Khyan
Apepi
Khamudi

Dynasties

16th Dynasty

The Hyksos

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Anat-her
User-anat
Semqen
Zaket
Wasa
Qar
Pepi III
Bebankh
Nebmaatre
Nikare II
Aahotepre
Nubankhre
Nubuserre
Khauserre
Khamure
Jacob-Baal
Yakbam/Sekkhaenre
Amu

Dynasties

17th Dynasty

The Theban rulers of Upper Egypt

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Rahotep Sekhemrewahkhaw
Sobekemsaf I Sekhemreshedtawy
Antef VI Sekhemrewepmaat
Antef VII Nebkheperre
Intef VIII Sekhemreherhermaat
Sobekemsaf II Sekhemrewadjkhaw
Tao I the Elder Senakhtenre
Tao II the Brave Seqenenre
Kamose

History Period

The New Kingdom

Dates

1550 - 1069 BCE

Dynasties

18th Dynasty

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Ahmose I
Amenhotep I
Thutmose I
Thutmose II
Queen Hatshepsut
Thutmose III
Amenhotep II
Thutmose IV
Amenhotep III
Akhenaten
Smenkhkare
Tutankhamun
Ay
Horemheb

Dynasties

19th Dynasty

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Ramses I
Seti I
Ramses II aka Ramses the Great
Merenptah aka Merneptah
Amenmesse
Seti II
Siptah
Queen Twosret

Dynasties

20th Dynasty

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Setnakhte
Ramses III
Ramses IV
Ramses V
Ramses VI
Ramses VII
Ramses VIII
Ramses IX
Ramses X
Ramses XI

History Period

The Post Empire Late  Period

Dates

1069 - 343 BCE

Dynasties

21st Dynasty

The High Priests of Amun and the Theban Kings

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Smendes
Amenemnisu
Psusennes I
Amenemope
Osorkon the Elder
Siamun
Psusennes II

Dynasties

22nd Dynasty

The Libyan period

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Shoshenq I
Osorkon I
Takelot I
Shoshenq II
Osorkon II
Shoshenq III
Shoshenq IV
Shoshenq V
Osorkon IV

Dynasties

23rd Dynasty

The Libyans and Kings of Thebes

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Takelot II
Pedubast I
Shoshenq VI
Osorkon III
Takelot III
Rudamun

Harsiese

Dynasties

24th Dynasty

The City States

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Tefnakhte I
Bakenranef (Bocchoris)

Dynasties

25th Dynasty

The Nubians

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Kashta - 24th
Piye - 24th
Shabaka - 25th
Shebitku
Taharqa
Tantamani

Dynasties

26th Dynasty

The Kings of Sais

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Necho I
Psamtik I (Psammetichus I)
Necho II (Wehemibre)
Psamtik II (Psammetichus II)
Apries (Haaibre)
Amasis II aka Ahmose II
Psamtik III (Psammetichus III)

Dynasties

27th Dynasty

First Persian Period

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Cambyses II
Darius Setutre
Xerxes
Artaxerxes I
Darius II
Artaxerxes II

Dynasties

28th Dynasty

Disgraced Saite King

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Amyrtaeus

Dynasties

29th Dynasty

The Kings of Mendes

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Nepherites I
Psammuthes
Hakor (Achoris)
Nepherites II

Dynasties

30th Dynasty

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Nectanebo I
Teos
Nectanebo II

Dynasties

31st Dynasty

Second Rule of the Persians

Names of Kings & Pharaohs

Artaxerxes III
Arses
Darius III

List of Egyptian Dynasties

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Ancient Egyptian History

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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