Episode 21: The Excited Child

Pepy II (Part I).

At just six years old, the new King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Pepy II cannot rule on his own. His mother, Ankh-enes-Pepy oversees the kingdom on behalf of her child. 

In a short retreat to the countryside, we meet Qar, who handles livestock raising and pastoral administration in Upper Egypt.

Finally, an expedition is returning from the deserts west and south of Egypt. Led by Harkhuf, a royal companion, this expedition is bringing back a special gift for the excited Pepy...



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