Episode 19: The Beloved of Re - Pepy

Pepy I and Weni the Elder.



 



The early years of Pepy I are a dififcult period, as the king struggles to assert himself. He must battle a usurper, Userkare, and a conspiracy against his life.



Egyptian kings are no longer inviolable: the knives are being drawn.



 





A model of Egyptian soldiers from the 11th Dynasty. 





A small offering-statue of Pepy I.



 



Bibliography



The Biography of Weni at Reshafim.org



William K. Simpson (editor). The Literature of Ancient Egypt. 2003.