|Dynasties of Ancient Egypt|
|Early Dynastic Period|
|3rd 4th 5th 6th|
|First Intermediate Period|
|7th 8th 9th 10th|
|11th (Thebes only)|
|11th (All Egypt)|
|12th 13th 14th|
|Second Intermediate Period|
|15th 16th 17th|
|18th 19th 20th|
|Third Intermediate Period|
|21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th|
|26th 27th 28th|
|29th 30th 31st|
|Alexander the Great|
The Late Period of Ancient Egypt refers to the last flowering of native Egyptian rulers after the Third Intermediate Period and before the Persian conquests.
It is often dismissed as the last gasp of a once great culture, where the power of Egypt had diminished.
The Twenty-sixth Dynasty. Also known as the Saite Period.
The First Persian Occupation, this period saw Egypt conquered by an expansive Persian Empire under Cambyses.
Twenty-Eighth - Thirtieth Dynasties
The Twenty-ninth Dynasty ruled from Mendes.
There was a Second Persian Occupation of the Thirty-First Dynasty (343 BC- 332 BC), Also known as the Achaemenid Dynasty.
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