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Twenty-Fourth Dynasty

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Twenty-Fourth Dynasty

The Great Chiefs of the West

727 to 715 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Third Intermediate

Sais

Libyan, local nobility

Piccione

 

The Twenty-Fourth Dynasty was a line of Libyan kings based in the western delta city of Sais.  This dynasty overlaps with the Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fifth Dynasties, and could be considered a part of the Libyan federation of kingships of the Twenty-Third Dynasty.  The kings of this dynasty were known as “Great Chiefs of the West.”  Their rules overlap both the Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fifth Dynasties, resulting in the contradicting dates.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Tefnakht I

740-718 BC

Sais

Bakenrenef

718-712 BC

Sais

Padinemti

712-685 BC

Sais

Tefnakht II

712-685 BC

Sais