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3rd Intermediate Period
(1070 - 664 BC)
21st Dynasty 22nd Dynasty 23rd Dynasty
24th Dynasty 25th Dynasty
23rd Dynasty
from Leontopolis
(828? - 712 BC)

At the same era of Sheshonq III of the 22nd dynasty, a prince called Pedibastet broke away and proclaimed a new dynasty at Leontopolis in central Delta.

Other minor kings also ruled from Thebes, Hermopolis, Herakleopolis and Tanis.

The exact order and names of the kings is disputed.

Stela of Tanetperet from the 23rd Dynasty. The god Re-Harakhty emits life-giving rays towards a femail offerer.

image courtesy of the Egypt Archive

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