Episode 23: Children of Pepy

Pepy II (Part III).

The longest lived ruler of Egypt, Pepy II, has now reached his final years. The economic situation is worsening, as climate change brings drought and famine to the Nile Valley. 

The end of the Old Kingdom is approaching, and the change will be bumpy.


Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia. Ancient Egyptian Administration. Brill Publishing, 2013.

Fekri A. Hassan. "Droughts, Famine and the Collapse of the Old Kingdom: Re-reading Ipuwer." The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt - Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor. 2007.

Toby H. Wilkinson. The Egyptian World. 2007.

Kerma - http://www.kerma.ch/index.php/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11&Itemid=52


Saqqara - http://www.saqqara.nl/saqqara/landmarks/pyramid-of-pepi-ii


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