Ninth Dynasty of Egypt

The Ninth Dynasty of ancient Egypt (Dynasty IX) is often combined with the 7th, 8th, 10th and early 11th Dynasties under the group title First Intermediate Period.[1] The dynasty that seems to have supplanted the Eighth Dynasty is extremely obscure. The takeover by the rulers of Herakleopolis was violent and is reflected in Manetho's description of Achthoes, the founder of the dynasty, as 'more terrible than his predecessors', who 'wrought evil things for those in all Egypt".

Ninth Dynasty of Egypt
ca. 2160 BC–ca. 2130 BC
Jasper weight with the cartouche of Nebkaure Khety
CapitalHerakleopolis Magna
Common languagesEgyptian language
ancient Egyptian religion
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
Historical eraBronze Age
ca. 2160 BC
ca. 2130 BC
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Seventh Dynasty of Egypt
Eighth Dynasty of Egypt
Tenth Dynasty of Egypt

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