Ankhtify was called the 'Great Chieftain' of the nome
of Nekhen, the third nome of Upper Egypt, that of which
Hieraconopolis opposite El-Kab was the capital. In
accounts found in his tomb, Ankhtify is obscure about his
martial status, but if his account is trustworthy, he
managed to subdue the inhabitants to both the east and
west of Thebes before the reign of the Inyotefs.