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A look at Ethiopia today in her ruined condition, makes it difficult for the average observer to receive the deductions of explorers, geologists and ethnologists. This, coupled with severe droughts between 2200 and 2150 BC, [31] is assumed to have caused the country to enter the 140-year period of famine and strife known as the First Intermediate Period. [32] After Egypt's central government collapsed at the end of the Old Kingdom, the administration could no longer support or stabilize the country's economy.

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