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Ancient Egypt : First Intermediate Period Arbuckle, Caroline


The First Intermediate Period in ancient Egypt refers to a time in Egyptian history when united rule of Egypt was broken, and there were multiple rulers vying for power. This time period covers dynasties 9, 10, and most of 11. The evidence for this period suggests that there was considerable experimentation with the creation of religious objects, which were not accessible to a larger proportion of the population than previously. Unfortunately, there are large gaps in our knowledge about this era, due in part to a lack of written texts, but also due to difficulties with dating objects to this period.

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