Episode 25: A Fire in the South

The First Intermediate Period (Part II): A Kingdom Divided.

The House of Khety continues to rule Lower Egypt. Its current ruler, Khety III, is guided by the Teachings of his father, Merykare. An eloquent and informative piece, the Teachings of Merykare stand as one of the finer pieces of didactic literature.

But trouble is brewing...

At Thebes, the House of Intef has arisen to challenge their northern rivals. Displacing local princes, such as Ankh-tyfy, the Thebans begin to confederate and assert their power against the Northerners.



Wolfram Grajetzki. The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. 2006.

Nicolas Grimal. The History of Ancient Egypt. 1994.