The Twenty-third Dynasty of Egypt (notated Dynasty 23) is usually classified as the third dynasty of the ancient Egyptian Third Intermediate Period. This dynasty consisted of a number of Meshweshancient Libyan (Berber) kings, who ruled either as pharaohs or independent kings of parts of Upper Egypt from 880 BC to 720 BC, and pharaohs from 837 BC to 728 BC. Monuments from their reign show that they controlled Upper Egypt in parallel with the Twenty-second dynasty.