Bubastite Period

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Another name for the 22nd Dynasty, after the city of Bubastis. This was either the residence or, as is now usually assumed, the place from where the rulers of this dynasty came. The period is also sometimes called the Libyan Period in the literature, although most Egyptologists use that term to refer to the entire 3rd Intermediate Period when Libyan princes, from various dynasties, were more than once in power.