Inyotef VII is the first king of the
for whom there is evidence of military and administrative activities . He built at Koptos , Abydos , EI-Kab and Karnak . In the 8th year of his reign , he issued a decree concerning the
Temple of Min
at Koptos that gives some indication of the nature of Theban power .
During Inyotef VII's reign
was at peace with the
King Apophis I , who ruled for 40 years according to the Turin Canon . There were numerous contacts between the Theban an the Hyksos Kingdoms: there is a possibility of peaceful relations as there is evidence for the presence of Apophis I as far south as Gebelein , but he might even have been related by marriage to the Theban Royal Family: the tomb of
contained a vase bearing the name of Apophis I's daughter , Rent . This object was probably passed on through successive generations commemorating a marriage that would have made her one of the ancestors of the Eighteenth Dynasty .
He had been buried with two bows and six arrows that were found in his coffin (now in the British Museum) . He placed his tomb to the north of
his predecessors at Dra Abu el-Naga , and his wife Sobekemsaf who was buried at Edfu , was an ancestor of the 18th Dynasty .