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Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
Predynastic Period
Protodynastic Period
Early Dynastic Period
1st 2nd
Old Kingdom
3rd 4th 5th 6th
First Intermediate Period
7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
Middle Kingdom
11th 12th
Second Intermediate Period
13th 14th 15th 16th 17th
Abydos Dynasty
New Kingdom
18th 19th 20th
Third Intermediate Period
21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
Late Period
26th 27th 28th
29th 30th 31st
Hellenistic Period
Argead Dynasty
Ptolemaic Dynasty

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.

Twenty-Sixth Dynasty[]

The Twenty-sixth Dynasty. Also known as the Saite Period.

Twenty-Seventh Dynasty[]

The First Persian Occupation, this period saw Egypt conquered by an expansive Persian Empire under Cambyses.

Twenty-Eighth - Thirtieth Dynasties[]

The Twenty-eighth Dynasty consisted of a single king, Amyrtaeus, prince of Sais, who rebelled against the Persians. He left no monuments with his name.

The Twenty-ninth Dynasty ruled from Mendes.

The Thirtieth Dynasty took their art style from the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, their defeat lead to the re-occupation by the Persians.

Thirty-First Dynasty[]

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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  • Roberto B. Gozzoli: The Writing of History in Ancient Egypt During the First Millenium BC (ca. 1070-180 BC). Trend and Perspectives, London 2006, ISBN 095502563X
  • Lloyd, Alan B. 2000. "The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, edited by Ian Shaw". Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 369-394
  • Quirke, Stephen. 1996 "Who were the Pharaohs?", New York: Dover Publications. 71-74
Preceded by:
Third Intermediate Period
Late Period
Succeeded by:
Hellenistic Period