Episode 12: I Make the Soul Beautiful

Sahure, Neferirkare and Raneferef.

The long reign of Sahure now draws to a close, and his son Neferirkare Kakai takes the throne.

The wife of Neferirkare, Khentykaus II, wields enormous influence from her position of power. 

But...with the Sun Temples playing a major religious role in this period, how much do they clash with the king's authority?

We investigate these institutions and their impact.



Miroslav Verner. Abusir III: the Pyramid of Khentykaus II. 1995.

Paule Posener-Kriéger. Les Archives du Temple Funéraire de Neferirkare Kakai - Les Papyrous d'Abousir. 1976.