Over a 3000 year period Ancient Egypt was ruled by 33 different Dynasties.
This is the 33rd
The Ptolemaic Period 332-30 B.C.
Egypt is ruled by people of Greek/Macedonian descent
The 32nd Dyansty (Macedonian) 332-323 B.C.
The 33rd Dynasty (Ptolemid) 323-30 B.C.
After the death of Alexander the Great one of his generals, Ptolemy I, seizes control of Egypt.
Many Greek and Macedonian settlers are recruited into the army and government
Greek culture is encouraged.
Egyptian cities and monuments are given Greek names
The Ptolemies are fascinated with Egyptian religion and culture
Pictures of the Ptolemies are made in Egyptian style
Ptolemaic rulers are looked upon as divine
Ptolemies follow the ancient Egyptian custom of rulers intermarrying within the family
Many temples are built for the Egyptian gods
Greek gods become identified with Egyptian gods and are often combined
Egyptian gods are given Greek names
Under the Ptolemid Egypt seizes control of Judea for a time.
There are power struggles with the Seleucid Dynasty
Alexandria becomes a major center of trade, learning, and culture.
The Library of Alexandria is built
The Pharos(Lighthouse) of Alexandria is built (270 B.C)
Egypt becomes very wealthy but is mostly benefits the monarchy and the Greek officials
Native Egyptians are heavily taxed and exploited.
I've also included the names of queens.
Pharaohs and their queens are placed together
Reigning queens are marked with *
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