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Edifice of King Taharqa-Temple of Amun at karnak

Dynasty 21

Dynasty 22

Dynasty 23

Dynasty 24

Dynasty 25

Smendes I

Sheshonq I

Padibastet

Tefnakht

Piankhi

Amenemnisu

Osorkon I

Sheshonq IV

Bakenrenef

Shabaka

Psusennes I

Sheshonq II

Osorkon III

 

Shebitku

Amenemope

Takelot I

Takelot III

 

Taharqa

Osorkon the Elder

Osorkon II

Rudamon

 

Tanutamun

Siamun

Takelot II

Iuput

 

 

Psusennes II

Sheshonq III

Nimlot

 

 

 

Pami

Peftjauabastet

 

 

 

Sheshonq V

 

 

 

 

Osorkon IV

 

 

 

 

Harsiese

 

 

 

Decentralization and Foreign Invasion

Although the ancient Egyptian Civilization had gone from strength to strength, it also underwent several breakdowns in between.

Towards the end of the 20th Dynasty, power of the kings decreased while the authority was passed to non-Egyptians (Libyans) from one side and Theban High Priests from the other side. The following 400 years marked an era of de-centralization, political instability and changes in social and cultural structures, which also reflected on the economic situation.