28
Aug

Seventh and Eighth Dynasties

   Posted by: Shemsu Sesen   in

Seventh and Eighth Dynasties

The Center Cannot Hold, Things Fall Apart

2181 to 2125 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

First Intermediate

Memphis

Memphite Royalty, Local Nobility

Shaw and Nicholson

 

The institution of centralized government collapses during this time as Egypt enters its First Intermediate Period.  Local nobles rule their fiefdoms as more or less independent kingdoms.  Upper and Lower Egypt are in perpetual conflict, and the reigns of kings frequently overlap.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Netjerikare

???

Memphis

Menkare

???

Memphis

Neferkare

???

Memphis

Neferkare Nebi

???

Memphis

Djedkare Shemai

???

Memphis

Neferkare Khendu

???

Memphis

Merenhor

???

Memphis

Neferkamin

???

Memphis

Nikare

???

Memphis

Neferkare Tereru

???

Memphis

Neferkahor

???

Memphis

Neferkare Pepiseneb

???

Memphis

Neferkamin Anu

???

Memphis

Qakare Ibi

???

Memphis

Neferkaure II

???

Memphis

Neferkauhor

???

Memphis

Neferirkare

???

Memphis

Sekhemkare   (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Wadjkare   (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Ity   (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Iymhotep   (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Hotep (…)re   (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Khui    (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Isu    (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis

Iytjenu   (actual order of rule unknown)

???

Memphis