Episode 5: He Who Makes Beautiful Things

Dynasty Four Begins.



 



A new dynasty has begun with the king Sneferu ("one who causes fine things").



The attempt to construct the world's first "true" pyramid would see numerous false starts



and catastrophes before the king's architects got it right.



Egypt also begins to raid the Nubians and Libyans.



Trade ships appear from Syria-Palestine, and at home the King's aura of mystical power is strengthened.





The collapsed Pyramid of Meidum. Strike I.



The Bent Pyramid of Dashur (left). Strike 2. The Red Pyramid (right). Home run!



The Bent Pyramid.