Third Intermediate Period of Egypt

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Definition

The Third Intermediate Period (c. 1069-525 BCE) is the era following the New Kingdom of Egypt (c. 1570-c.1069 BCE) and preceding the Late Period (c.525-332 BCE). Egyptian history was divided into eras of 'kingdoms' and 'intermediate periods' by Egyptologists of the late 19th century CE to clarify the country's history, but were not used by the ancient Egyptians themselves.

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  • c. 1077 BCE - c. 1047 BCE
    Founding of the city of Tanis.
  • c. 1069 BCE - 525 BCE
    Third Intermediate Period in Egypt.
  • c. 1069 BCE - c. 943 BCE
    21st Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 943 BCE - c. 837 BCE
    22nd Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 943 BCE - 922 BCE
    Reign of Shoshenq I in Egypt.
  • c. 837 BCE - c. 747 BCE
    23rd and 24th Dynasties of Egypt.
  • c. 750 BCE
    King Kashta of the Kingdom of Kush takes Egypt.
  • c. 747 BCE - 665 BCE
    25th Dynasty of Egypt under Nubians of Kush.
  • 747 BCE - 721 BCE
    King Piye of Kush conquers Egypt.
  • 721 BCE - 707 BCE
    King Shabaka of Kush extends control over Egypt.
  • 707 BCE - 690 BCE
    King Shebitku of Kush rules Egypt.
  • c. 671 BCE - c. 670 BCE
    Assyrian invasion of Egypt under Esarhaddon.
  • 666 BCE
    Assyrian invasion of Egypt under Ashurbanipal.
  • 665 BCE - 525 BCE
    26th Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 665 BCE - 610 BCE
    Reign of Psammetichus I (Psamtik I) in Egypt who frees country from Assyrians.
  • 610 BCE - 595 BCE
    Reign of Necho II in Egypt.
  • 595 BCE - 589 BCE
    Reign of Psammetichus II (Psamtik II) in Egypt.
  • 589 BCE - 570 BCE
    Reign of Apries in Egypt.
  • 570 BCE - 526 BCE
    Reign of Amassis (Ahmose II) in Egypt.
  • 526 BCE - 525 BCE
    Reign of Psamtik (Psammetichus) III in Egypt, ending with the Persian invasion.
  • 525 BCE
    Persian invasion of Egypt.
  • 525 BCE
    Third Intermediate Period ends with Persian Invasion under Cambyses II.
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