Episode 20: Expeditions and Explorers

Weni the Elder (Part II).

His work is not done yet, and Weni the Elder is now sent southward to act as Overseer of Upper Egypt

His king, Merenre son of Pepy I, soon dispatches him to Nubia in search of a sarcophagus for his tomb.

In the south,Weni builds ships and canals on behalf of his king, expanding royal influence in these lands. 


The Ship Ra II, with which Thor Heyerdhal crossed the Atlantic in 1970.



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

Ian Shaw. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. 2004.

Renée Friedman. Egypt and Nubia, Gifts of the Desert. 2002.