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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Predynastic PeriodAfter 2160- 2055 BCE

Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / First Intermediate Period /
10th Dynasty

9th and 10th Dynasties
Years BCE
Meryibre Khey
Wahkare Khey
Nebkaure Khey

Dynasty of Ancient Egypt 2345-2181 BCE, 164 years, consisting of 6 kings. It is defined as part of the .
This dynasty emerges from the 9th Dynasty. The transition into, or replacement by, the 10th Dynasty cannot be determined from historical sources
This dynasty was established by local rulers of Henen-nesw (Herakloepolis) who took over power from the rulers of Memphis. From Henen-nesw they controlled large parts of northern Egypt, but were unable to recreate any of the former glory of hte Old Kingdom.
The end of this dynasty comes with the miltary defeat to the Theban rulers of the
11th Dynasty.

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By Tore Kjeilen