Episode 13: The Hairdressers Cometh

Niuserre (Part I).

The reign of Niuserre has begun, and the political landscape is changing with the times. Courtiers with no blood-link to the royal family begin to enter the highest levels of administration.

Ptah-shepses, once a hairdresser, strides up the career ladder, eventually attaining the rank of Vizier.

Ny-ankh-Khnum and Khnum-hotep appear as well; a special pair in an evolving world.


The Mastaba of Ptah-shepses today; off-screen at left is a chamber designed for the burial of a boat.

[Photo: Touregypt.net]


Ptah-shepses, on a pillar in his tomb.

Ny-ankh-Khnum and Khnum-hotep embrace in their tomb. Photo: Wikipedia.