29th Dynasty
(18) 398 - 380BC
Dynasty XXIX was founded by Nepherites I, the northern Delta capital moved from Sais to the more centrally placed Mendes, indicating perhaps a stronger royal line arising from that city and the ousting ofthe previous one. Kings also maintained the cult of the sacred Apis bull at Memphis and is recorded in Serapeum inscription. Nepherites I and his successors succeed in maintaining their position in the face of attempts by Artaxerxes II to regain control over Egypt. Last years of dynasty were disturbed by revolts and in them lay the seed of the end of dynasty.

Nefaarud I
(The Great Ones Prosper)
(5) 398-393BC
According to Arameic papyrus 13 of Brooklyn, he came to rule in autumn 399 BC after imprisonment and execution of Amyrteos. He allied with Sparta against Persia, donating 500 000 bushels of corn and equipment for 100 ships. In 1869 at Mandes there was found ushabti of this king with minor remainders of his burial in sarcophagus of black granite. Numerous traces of Nepherites’ building activity remained at Buto, Sais, Mamphis and Karnak.

(Child Of Mut)
(1) 393BC
He was regent reigning over territory of Upper Egypt and fighting against Akhoris for the rule. Presumably he managed to deprive Akhoris of rule for one year before he was in turn dethroned by the latter. Psammuthis is Greek transcription of the name pA-Sri(-n)-mwt Pasherienmut (The child of Goddess Mut). Building activity of Psammuthis survived as decorations in temple of Karnak; also Akhmim and Saqqara

Hakor (Achoris)
(Beduin ?)
(13) 393-380BC
Possibly son of Neferites I and father of Neferites II. This opinion is represented by majority of historians. However according to Meulenaere Achoris was usurper, ruling in the times between two related kings: Nepherites I and Nectanebo. He established politically strong Egyptian empire. Treaty concluded with Euagorsas, the king of Cyprus and Athenes in 389 BC reflected his incline to run entirely antipersian politics. He created corps of Athenian renegades commanded by Chabrias. 385 BC Egyptian army repulsed Persian attack. Achoris was a great builder leaving monuments known as: Karnak Chapel, Hypostyle in Nekchbet Temple in El-Kaab and Charga Oasis, kiosk in Medinet Habu and some minor structures in Lethopolis, Mendes, Sakkara, Tod and Elephantine.

Nefaarud II
(The Great Ones Prosper)
(1) 380BC
Probably son of Akhoris and grandson of Nepherites I. He reigned only a few months, for June/July to September/October 380 BC before deprived of rule by Nektanebo I.  Despite lack of any artifacts belonging to that ephemeral ruler, he is documented by Manetho and Demotic Chronicle.