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Twenty-Third Dynasty

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Twenty-Third Dynasty

The Libyan Federation of Egypt

818 to 715 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Third Intermediate

Thebes, Hermopolis, Herakleopolis, Tanis, Leontopolis

Libyan, Amun Priesthood, local nobility

Dodson, Piccione, Digital Egypt

 

The Twenty-Third Dynasty consists of separate lines of Libyan provincial leaders, with the Theban Priesthood of Amun playing a significant role in the early years.  This dynasty overlaps the Twenty-Second and Twenty-Forth Dynasties, and some self-declared pharaohs overlap others within the Twenty-Third Dynasty from other provinces.   However, the situation may not have been as chaotic as it first appears.  The relative stability suggests a degree of co-operation amongst the differing provinces, which may have functioned more as a federation than as a fractured state. 

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Pedubast I

830 to 799 BC

Thebes

Iuput I

815 to 813 BC

Thebes

Shoshenq IV

789 to 786 BC

Thebes

Osorkon III

799 to 759 BC

Thebes

Takelot III

759 to 744 BC

Thebes

Osorkon IV

732 to 722 BC

Thebes

Iuput II

756 to 724 BC

Leontopolis

Rudamun

759 to 739 BC

Thebes

Thotemhat

760 to 735 BC

Hermopolis

Nimlot III

735 to 665 BC

Hermopolis

Djehutiemhat

665 to ??? BC

Hermopolis

Peftjauwybast

734 to 724 BC

Herakleopolis

Neferkare-Pepi

???

Tanis

Pedubast II

756 to 730 BC

Tanis