Episode 18: The Guards Themselves

The Assassination of King Teti

The Sixth Dynasty has begun, and King Teti has succeeded Unas by marrying into the royal family.  

But all is not well with the court. According to legend, and the Greek historian Manetho (c. 280 BCE) Teti was murdered, in a palace conspiracy.

Whether the conspiracy succeeded or not is a matter of debate; we go in search of an answer.



Naguib Kanawati. Conspiracies in the Egyptian Palace. 2011.

Nicolas Grimal. A History of Ancient Egypt. 1994.