28
Aug

Twelfth Dynasty

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Twelfth Dynasty

Power, Peace, and Prosperity

1985 to 1795 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Middle Kingdom

Memphis

 n/a

Shaw and Nicholson

 

The Twelfth Dynasty was has been compared to the Old Kingdom Period in terms of its stability and reinvestment in architectural and monumental building projects.  The capitol was moved back to Memphis, which once again became the center of Egyptian culture.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Amenemhat I

1985 to 1955 BC

Memphis

Senusret I (Sesostris I)

1965 to 1920 BC

Memphis

Amenemhat II

1922 to 1878 BC

Memphis

Senusret II (Sesostris II)

1880 to 1874 BC

Memphis

Senusret III (Sesostris III)

1874 to 1855 BC

Memphis

Amenemhat III

1855 to 1808 BC

Memphis

Amenemhat IV

1808 to 1799 BC

Memphis

Queen Sobekneferu

1799 to 1795 BC

Memphis