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Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
Predynastic Period
Protodynastic Period
Early Dynastic Period
1st 2nd
Old Kingdom
3rd 4th 5th 6th
First Intermediate Period
7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
Middle Kingdom
11th 12th
Second Intermediate Period
13th 14th 15th 16th 17th
Abydos Dynasty
New Kingdom
18th 19th 20th
Third Intermediate Period
21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
Late Period
26th 27th 28th
29th 30th 31st
Hellenistic Period
Argead Dynasty
Ptolemaic Dynasty

Known rulers for the Ninth and Tenth Dynasties.

The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh (Thebes only) Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, First Intermediate Period.

According to Manetho, the Ninth Dynasty was founded at Herakleopolis Magna by Khety I, and the Tenth Dynasty continued there. This was a time Egypt was not unified. There is some overlap between these and the local dynasties that will be noticed. The following names have been identified. Dates are uncertain:

Ninth and Tenth Dynasties
Name Dates Comments
Meryibre Khety I 2160–? BC
Unknown Name lost in a lacuna of the Turin kinglist.
Neferkare VII
Nebkaure Khety II
Senenh… or Setut
Unknown Name lost in a lacuna of the Turin kinglist.
Mer…
Shed…
H…
Unknown Unknown number of kings lost in a lacuna of the Turin kinglist.
Meryhathor 2130-? BC
Neferkare VIII Between 2130 and 2040 BC
Wahkare Khety III
Merykare ?-2040 BC
Unknown Few months Name lost in a lacuna of the Turin kinglist.
Ninth and Tenth Dynasties (uncertain)
Name Dates Comments
Imhotep Ephemeral ruler of the Ninth or Tenth Dynasty. Only known from a rock inscription in the Wadi Hammamat. Correct chronological position unknown.
Preceded by:
7th and 8th Dynasties
First Intermediate Period
9th and 10th Dynasties
Succeeded by:
11th Dynasty
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