sequence of rulers of Dynasties IX and X is very problematic. These
intellectuals - as generally accepted, are well known thanks to either splendid
monuments or relics of literature or finally – military contacts with Theban
nomarchs. They formed local dynasties.
They are ignored in tables of Abydos and Saqqara.
Chronological sequence of their names, let
alone the dating, causes many difficulties, at least for present state of
knowledge. In case of some rulers it is even impossible to assign them
specifically to any of the two Dynasties.
In case of some rulers it is difficult to ascribe them with certainty to
any of the two dynasties IX or X, especially that identifying two dynasties
ruling at that time by Manetho seems to be a mistake. To view the transcription of kings titulary properly,
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I ( Akhtoy I )
Manetho’s opinion he was extremely cruel ruler.
He ended up devoured by crocodile after he had fallen to the Nile in
attack of fury. However authenticity of this story is rather
dubious. It is almost certain that Khety
was an official or prince of the XX nome in Upper Egypt and after
the decline of the Memphite dynasty VIII obtained a function of
regent. He founded his residence at Herakleopolis, with no doubt his
place of origin
(Beautiful Is The Soul [Ka] Of Re)
Kingdom. Possibly he should be
identified with a king named Neferkare and mentioned in biographic
text of Ankhtify, nomarch of Hierakonpolis and prince of Moala,
less than 30 km south of Thebes. Ankhtify led a coalition of his own
and the Edfu nomes against the Thebans.