The First Intermediate Period was an era of political chaos and strife. Egypt once again split into two competing powers. The period included the 7th to part of the 11th Dynasties. Very little documentary evidence exists from this period, due to a lot of the temples being pillaged and robbed. The two kingdoms during this era eventually clashed, with the rulers of Thebes coming out of the conflict victorious. Ancient Egypt was finally reunited again later in the 11th Dynasty.