10th Dynasty

The History of Egypt for Kids - 10th Dynasty, the Herakleopolis rulers

The Civilization & History of Ancient Egypt and facts about the Nomarch rulers of Herakleopolis in the 10th Dynasty

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Ancient Egyptians - 10th Dynasty
A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about the 10th dynasty of the 1st Intermediate Period. Discover fascinating facts and information about ancient Egypt and the 10th Dynasty of Ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
 
The definition of the 10th Dynasty - Names and dates
10th dynasty pharaohs timeline and chronology
10th dynasty Egyptian pharaohs, the Herakleopolis rulers
History of the 10th dynasty of the 1st Intermediate Period
Facts and information about the 10th dynasty time period
10th dynasty line of succession from King Meryhathor to King Merykare
An overview of the history of the 10th Dynasty of ancient Egypt

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Definition of the 10th Dynasty
Definition: The 10th Dynasty of ancient Egypt consisted of a disorganized succession of rulers during the history time period known in ancient Egyptian history as the First Intermediate Period that occured between the periods of stability known as the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom.

Tenth Dynasty Dates: Exact Dates Unknown
1st Intermediate Period covered 7th-10th Dynasties from c2181 - 2134BC
 

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History of the 10th Dynasty and its Pharaohs, the Herakleopolis rulers
Overview with interesting facts and information about the civilization and history of the 10th Dynasty Pharaohs and Kings of the 1st Intermediate Period in ancient Egyptian history.

Ancient Egyptian History - 10th Dynasty Fact Sheet

Fact 1 on 10th Dynasty:

The 9th line of Herakleopolitan rulers had taken control of Lower Egypt in the north of Egypt but  failed in their efforts to control Upper Egypt in the south.
 

Fact 2 on 10th Dynasty:

The country of Egypt was therefore divided without a stable, central government and recovery from the effects of a terrible famine which had led to the death of 500,000 Egyptians.
 

Fact 3 on 10th Dynasty:

The Herakleopolitan rulers had attempted to strip power from the Nomarchs which led to massive resentment and open hostilities, especially in Thebes (see map below)
 

Fact 4 on 10th Dynasty:

The second line of Herakleopolitan rulers faced continuing instability and friction with Thebes and Upper Egypt in the south of the country.
 

Fact 5 on 10th Dynasty:

The 'Turin Canon' is an extensive list available of kings, written by the ancient Egyptians.  The 'Turin Canon' lists eighteen kings for this royal line, but their names are damaged, unidentifiable, or lost.
 

Fact 6 on 10th Dynasty:

The Nomarchs were still enjoying complete authority and independence in the southern provinces.
 

Fact 7 on 10th Dynasty:

Allies of the Herakleopolitan rulers were located in the Asyut region (see map below)
 

Fact 8 on 10th Dynasty:

The Herakleopolitan rulers allowed an assault on Upper Egypt by their violent allies in Asyut.
 

Fact 9 on 10th Dynasty:

The Asyut duly attacked cities in Upper Egypt vandalizing sacred tombs and corpses. These despicable actions were viewed as acts of sacrilege.
 

Fact 10 on 10th Dynasty:

The furious reaction of the people of Upper Egypt, especially in Thebes, would lead to the ruin and capitulation of the rulers based in Herakleopolis and the end of the First Intermediate Period.
 

Ancient Egyptian History - 10th Dynasty Fact Sheet

History of the 10th Dynasty Pharaohs
Overview with interesting facts and information about the Pharaohs and Kings of the 1st Intermediate Period in ancient Egyptian history.

 

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10th Dynasty Chronology - Succession and History of the Kings
The following 10th Dynasty Chronology details the names of the Kings and Pharaohs of the 10th Dynasty and the dates of the years during which they reigned, together with a map of ancient Egypt. This list is incomplete due to the turbulent nature of the period.
 

Chronology of the Kings

 

Name

Dates of Reign

King Meryhathor 15491524 BC

King Neferkare IV 15241503 BC

King Wankare (Acthoes III)15031493 BC

King Merykare14931479 BC
Chronology of the Kings

 

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Asyut Region of ancient Egypt

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