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Ancient Egyptian Dynasties

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
Ancient Egypt encompasses one of the most exciting periods in World History.

The period of Ancient Egypt stretches over 3000 years and encompasses hundreds of Pharaohs. Because of this massive timeline Egyptologists have divided the different times into:

  • Periods
  • Kingdoms
  • Dynasties

The following timeline details the Ancient Egyptian Dynasties, Periods and Kingdoms with their relevant dates in chronological order.

This timeline of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties provides an overview of the history and time span relating to the periods, kingdoms and Ancient Egyptian Dynasties.

Definition of Ancient Egyptian Periods
Definition of Ancient Egyptian Periods: An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology and technology regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase in Egypt.

Definition of Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms
Definition of Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms: The Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms were politically organized communities with a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen who became known as Pharaohs.

Definition of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
Definition of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties: The Egyptian dynasties were  families which retained political power across generations providing a succession of kings, or Pharaohs who were usually related. Egyptologists divide the history of the Ancient Egyptians into 31 dynasties up to the arrival of Alexander the Great.

Definition of Intermediate Periods
Definition of Intermediate periods in Ancient Egyptian history: There is considerable confusion regarding dates in Egyptian history as the Egyptians had a different method of recording dates and the Egyptian calendar was reset to year one at the start of each Pharaoh's rule. The intermediate periods refer to the time between the end of an old period or Kingdom to the start of a new period or Kingdom, allowing for possible anomalies.

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List of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties, Periods and Kingdoms
The following table provides a list of Ancient Egyptian periods, kingdoms and dynasties:

Timeline Dates
 Periods and Kingdoms
 Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
5550 BC - 3050 BC
 Predynastic Period
 Protodynastic Period of Egypt - Dynasty 0
3050 BC - 2686 BC
 Early Dynastic Period
 1st - First Egyptian Dynasty
2nd - Second Egyptian Dynasty
2686 BC - 2181 BC
 Old Kingdom
 3rd - Third Egyptian Dynasty
4th - Fourth Egyptian Dynasty
5th - Fifth Egyptian Dynasty
6th - Sixth Egyptian Dynasty
2181 BC - 2040 BC
 First Intermediate Period
 7th - Seventh Egyptian Dynasty
8th - Eighth Egyptian Dynasty
9th - Ninth Egyptian Dynasty
10th - Tenth Egyptian Dynasty
2040 BC - 1782 BC
 Middle Kingdom
 11th - Eleventh Egyptian Dynasty
12th - Twelfth Egyptian Dynasty
13th - Thirteenth Egyptian Dynasty
1782 BC - 1570 BC
 Second Intermediate Period
 14th - Fourteenth Egyptian Dynasty
15th - Fifteenth Egyptian Dynasty
16th - Sixteenth Egyptian Dynasty
17th - Seventeenth Egyptian Dynasty
1570 BC - 1070 BC
 New Kingdom
 18th - Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty
19th - Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty
20th - Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty
1070 BC - 525 BC
 Third Intermediate Period
 21st - Twenty-first Egyptian Dynasty
22nd - Twenty-second Egyptian Dynasty
23rd - Twenty-third Egyptian Dynasty
24th - Twenty-fourth Egyptian Dynasty
25th - Twenty-fifth Egyptian Dynasty
525 BC - 332 BC
 Late Period
 26th - Twenty-sixth Egyptian Dynasty
27th - Twenty-seventh Egyptian Dynasty
28th - Twenty-eighth Egyptian Dynasty
29th - Twenty-ninth Egyptian Dynasty
30th - Thirtieth Egyptian Dynasty
31st - Thirty-first Egyptian Dynasty
332 BC - 641 AD
 Ptolemaic Dynasty
Greco-Roman Period
 Alexander the Great
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Roman Empire

List of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
The following timeline provides a time driven list Ancient Egyptian periods, kingdoms and dynasties provide the generally accepted dates of each of these times. A chronology or list of dates of all the periods, kingdoms and  Ancient Egyptian Dynasties. Facts and information via the Ancient Egyptian Dynasties timeline.  The Ancient Egyptian Dynasties details the important people and events, via a simple timeline, charting the key dates in Ancient Egyptian history.

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