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1st Intermediate Period
(2150 - 2040 BC)
7th & 8th Dynasties 9th & 10th Dynasties 11th Dynasty
7th & 8th Dynasties
(2150 - 2134 BC)
The seventh dynasty ruled for a very short period during which the country continued to plunge in chaos and unrest. Provinces continued to be independent with princes and rulers contended to control independent portions of the country.

The unrest continued in the eighth dynasty with the amplification of territorial rule. The rightful heirs failed to keep a strong grip on territories, as rulers of every province were seeking independence.

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