Late Period

Late Period
9 records
24th - 31st Dynasty (711-333 BCE)

Although during most of this period Egypt was united under centralized kingship, many foreign powers threatened its authority. The Assyrians invaded Egypt many times during the Late Period, and at one point the Achamenid Persians effectively controlled the country. Despite the political turmoil, Egypt’s rich cultural and artistic history provided Egyptians with old and new ideas to explore in art and religious thought, and therefore its culture did not stagnate.

- Amber Myers Wells, (2006)