In the ninth and tenth
dynasty, Asiatics in the east become stronger and extended their
dominance to northeast of the Nile delta.
Khety I, founder of the dynasty was described as a cruel king and
sometimes an insane one. He was strong enough to establish what
they call it Akhtoy rule (the Achthoes), but this rule was dominant
on middle portion of Egypt.
They took Herakleopolis as capital. In the south the Memphite rulers
were reigning. Another line of kings named Inyotef (11th Dynasty)
got the power in Thebes
(Luxor). The Dynasties in Middle Egypt and the eleventh
dynasty at Thebes were contending and fight to unite Egypt.