Intef II was a Pharaoh of the Eleventh dynasty during the First Intermediate Period. His capital was located at
Thebes. At this time, Egypt was split between several local dynasties. After the death of the nomarch Ankhtifi, Intef
II was able to unite all the southern nomes down to the First Cataract. After this he clashed with his main rivals,
the nomarchs of Herakleopolis Magna for the possession of Abydos. The city changed hands several times, but Intef II
was eventually victorious, extending his rule north to the thirteenth nome.
After these wars, more friendly relations were established and the rest of Intef's reign was peaceful. The discovery
of a statue of Intef II, wrapped in a sed festival robe, in the sanctuary of Heqaib at Elephantine suggests that this
king's authority extended to the region of the First Cataract and, perhaps, over part of Lower Nubia by his 30th
year. This impression would appear to be confirmed by an expedition led by Djemi from Gebelein to the land of Wawat
(i.e.: Nubia) during his reign. Consequently when Intef II died, he left behind a strong government in Thebes which
controlled the whole of Upper Egypt and maintained a border just south of Asyut.
The earliest attested dating of the god Amun at Karnak occurs during his reign. The surviving sections of the Turin
Canon for the Middle Kingdom with Intef II; it assigns this king a reign of 49 years.