Pharaohs 20th dynasty, 1186 - 1078 BC

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The last period of peace and stabilization in Egypt was under Ramesses III. rule. He did extensive administrative and social reforms and strengthened the military system. The end of his reign was marked by economical difficulties and conspiracies, which were organized by people closed to Pharaoh and women from the royal harem.

Neither of Ramesses III. successors was able to prevent anarchy and looting the land and break through enough. The land split into two parts after death of the last Ramesses dynasty ruler, Ramesses XI. This period is marked as the Third intermediate period (1,078 - 715 BC).

Pharaoh Reign Significant events
Setnakhte 3 years  
Ramesses III 32 years  he forced the sea nations to leave Egypt
Ramesses IV 7 years  
Ramesses V 3 years  
Ramesses VI 7 years  
Ramesses VII 7 years  
Ramesses VIII 1 year  
Ramesses IX 8 years  
Ramesses X 2 years  
Ramesses XI 27 years  

20th dynasty

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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