Tanis was Egypt's Capital city during the third intermediate period after the pharaohs Shute

Tanis was a city, located in Northern or Lower part of Egypt, at the North-East side of the Delta region, Egypt’s Capital city during the Twenty-first and Twenty-second dynasties, but constant inundations, was forced to abandon. Much of the stones that came to this place, were from Per Ramesses or Pi-Ramesses, another Egyptian capital city in the same Delta. This city founded as the Capital of City Lower Egypt, by Ramses II the Great Constructor; but also Tanis was the city from where Ruled Egypt some of the descendants of Ramses III Dynasty, which, even so that the pharaohs do have the same name, they belong to an entirely different Family or Dynasty. Ruins of Tanis

Tanis came to power at the time that the last Pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty were overruled by the High Priests of Thebe, Matter of fact, Pharaoh Ramses XI, was too weak, and lost complete control over them, consequently, the True Egyptian Dynastic Period, came to an end as the Theban Priesthood became too Powerful.

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that we requested, for help; instead they took advantage of the situation, broke into a Civil-War, and brought the besiege of Medinet Habu in West Luxor, breaking into pieces the main entrance, was the beginning of a Time of Great-disorder in the entire Egypt, it was a circumstance, that marked, not only the End of the Twentieth Dynasty, but as well, it was the end of the famed True Egyptian Dynasties, never again Egypt regains its dominance in History.

At this time Egypt, enters to the third intermediate period, and the whole Egypt territory, was divided into small kingdoms, although, that a ruler named Smendes, raised from a powerful non-royal family, abut his wife Tentamun, probably had Royal nexus proclaimed its independence in the Delta and founded the twenty-first dynasty never was as before.

The jewelry and sarcophagus, which were found in the territory that belonged to this Tanis Dynasty, shows that they had a substantial economic standing, but as well, they had many enemies and rivalries in other places in Egypt at that Time, which did not allow the complete territorial unification, than earlier Dynasties had in former Times. Heru representations at Tanis egypt

The primary Triad consecrated to the temples in Tanis, was Amon-Ra, Mut and their son Khensu, the same as the Theban Triad, and probably Smendes have been a strong leader and was related, to the wife of the High priest of Thebes, but even so that some sources mentions Smendes as an Egyptian Pharaoh, was not able to make a sufficient strong-hold to reunify Egypt again.

Therefore, it is not sure if the Twentieth Dynasty ruled the entire Egypt, but there is clearly and convincing evidence that they ruled the Delta region and had a solid economic position.

On the other hand, during this period, half of Egypt was divided between, the rich and fertile North or Lower Egypt (Delta Region), and the South or Upper Egypt that was ruled by a strong Hereditary Theocracy.

Eventually, the whole Egypt went into a great chaos, and was disjointed in small local kingdoms of not much substance, torn into rivalries among various Family clans as can be judged as the usurpation of tombs became a usual thing, and the gods did come to the ground, as well.Set representations at Tanis Egypt

Siamun, also another Strong leader that appears as a pharaoh, of this Intermittent historical period, who probably, by arranging his daughter in marriage with king Salomon of Israel, did managed to gain influence in the Middle East region, but his territorial boundaries, did not included the entire Egypt, as well.

Tanis Delta Egypt