History Embalmed

First Intermediate Period

Significant Historical Events, Achievements and People of First Intermediate Period
The significant Events, Achievements and People of First Intermediate time span are as follows:

  • During this time Egypt saw a breakdown of central government due to disputes between Lower Egypt and Thebes (Waset) in Upper Egypt
  • Qakare Ibi is the only Pharaoh that can connected to any monuments. His pyramid has been found at Saqarra and contains pyramid texts on the walls of his tomb
  • The 8th Dynasty ruled from Memphis
  • The 9th Dynasty ruled from Heracleopolis but the kings were still buried at Memphis
  • Towards the end of the 9th Dynasty, the country was divided in two with the 10th Dynasty  ruling in Heracleopolis and the 11th Dynasty ruling in Thebes.

First Intermediate Period - Dates and Times
The time span covering First Intermediate Period is 2181 BC - 2040 BC.

First Intermediate Period - The Dynasties
The names of the dynasties spanning First Intermediate time span were:

  • The 7th - 10th Egyptian Dynasties

The names of the Pharaohs who ruled during these dynasties of the First Intermediate era are detailed below.

First Intermediate Period - The Pharaohs
The names give to the Pharaohs of First Intermediate era are as follows:

List of the names of the Pharaohs of the 7th / Seventh & 8th / Eighth Egyptian Dynasties
  • Wadjkare
  • Qakare Iby

Pharaohs of the 9th / Ninth & 10th / Tenth Egyptian Dynasties

  • Meryibre Khety
  • Merykare
  • Kaneferre
  • Nebkaure Akh-toy

First Intermediate Period
The era of Ancient Egypt history, which includes the time span of First Intermediate Period, stretches over 3000 years and encompasses hundreds of Pharaohs. Because of this massive time span and timeline Egyptologists have divided the different historical times into Periods, Kingdoms and Dynasties:

  • Definition of Kingdoms - Politically organized communities with a monarchical form of government headed by a King, Queen or Pharaoh
  • Definition of Dynasties - Egyptian dynasties were  families which retained political power across generations
  • Definition of Periods - A distinct evolutionary or developmental phase in Egypt, such as the period of First Intermediate Period
  • Definition of Intermediate Periods - The time between the end of an old period or Kingdom to the start of a new period or Kingdom, allowing for possible anomalies in dates

Timelines and First Intermediate Period
Our Egyptian Timelines provide a time driven list Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, periods, kingdoms and dynasties provide the generally accepted dates of each of these times - a chronology or list of dates of all the periods, kingdoms and dynasties of Egypt. So if you are interested in First Intermediate Period then the important people and events, via a simple timeline, charting the key dates in Ancient Egyptian history will prove to be interesting.

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