Egyptian Royal Genealogy


This website is dedicated to providing information about the genealogies of the kings of Egypt. Eventually, all the periods of Egyptian history in which Egypt was ruled from her own territory will be covered, from the earliest known predynastic kings to the foundation of the modern republic.

The idea is that each dynasty in Egyptian history will receive a dedicated webpage. This will present an annotated genealogy, ruler by ruler, which is my own best judgement of what the dynastic genealogy is, based on the evidence as I know it for each individual. If the source for some statement is not direct, the page will include a discussion of the evidence and a presentation of the alternatives in the literature, with references, so that you can make up your own mind. Where appropriate, the page will explore background issues such as the definition of the dynasty, the sequence of kings, and dynastic chronology.

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So far, I have only done one dynasty, the Ptolemies. I am putting the site up with just this dynasty because there is more than enough material in it to float the concept. Others will get added as time permits, but probably not all that often. Any feedback is welcome, particularly if you can point me to new studies of the source material affecting my conclusions, or if you have any suggestions for improving the site. Please feel free to contact me at cjbennett@sbcglobal.net.

With the impending closure of the GeoCities service by Yahoo in October 2009, the mirror of this site at Geocities is no longer being maintained. All readers should access this site only through the Tyndale House server, now based in the US. Access to the site is still available through the UK server, but in the form of a redirect to the US server. My thanks to Tyndale House for providing this service to me. You can see their home site here. This site is also a member of:

Major update history: 8 January 2006: Added Ptolemaic Chronology section (Olympic)
                              24 March 2005: Added Ptolemaic Chronology section (Egyptian)
                              2 April 2004: Added Ptolemaic Chronology section (Babylonian and Roman)
                              27 December 2002: Added Ptolemaic High Priests of Letopolis.
                              8 April 2002: Added Ptolemaic High Priests of Memphis.
                              9 December 2001: Added Ptolemaic Background pages and bibliography.
                              7 August 2001: Added Ptolemaic Affiliates.
                              7 May 2001: Initial release of Ptolemaic genealogy.

Additionally, minor updates are made continuously as additions and corrections come to my attention.

Chris Bennett

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