The First Intermediate Period The 7th & 8th Dynasties 2181-2161 BCE Pharaohs of these dynasties include:Wadjkare and Qakaare Iby. Little is known about this period. One thing is certain though, Egypt was in turmoil. It is reported that this was a time of war and famine. The Nile had not inundated well and many crops failed. Egypt may have been invaded by foreigners who struggled to conquer the land. I have grouped the 7th and 8th dynasties together because they occurred concurrently. That is, Egypt was divided and ruled by different Kings at the same time. Other Dynasties
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