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Inyotef II followed his brother (also named Inyotef) to the throne, and kept the capitol in Thebes during his reign. Despite a reign of almost half a century, little is known about the king except his military expeditions and, surprisingly, his dogs.
The civil war continued with the Herakleopolitan kings, and Inyotef led his army against them in Assyut. The Herakleopolitan's destroyed Thinis and desecrated tombs there. While Inyotef did manage to capture the entire nome, he eventually made peace with the Herakleopolitan in an attempt to maintain the integrity of the southern part of the kingdom. In the south, Inyotef II managed to extend the borders to the First Cataract, the traditional border Ancient Egypt. IN the north, he conquered lands up past Abydos.
Inyotef II was buried in a rock-cut tom in Thebes, next to his older brother and predecessor, Inyotef I. In h is tomb chapel, a stela was found with a relief of the pharaohs with his dogs that is described in the later part of the 20th Dynasty. Par of the stela remains in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The stela is well-known because it shows his favorite dogs and their non-egyptian names, with Egyptian translations. These are probably the oldest representations of dogs that we have names for.
They are - Behekay (Egyptian Mahedj), meaning "gazelle"; Abaqer, meaning "greyhound"; and Pehetez (Egyptian Kemu), meaning "black".