Political and Personal Crisis in 1776
Dynasty 12 ends with Egypt's first fully-fledged female King. Neferu-Sobek rules three years, ten months and twenty-four days, dying in 1776 BCE.
With her death, a 205-year legacy comes to an end, and Egypt's ruling household is now held by a new family.
In a departure from our recent political narrative, we explore this period thematically, through a text called the Man Who Was Tired of Life.
Neferu-Sobek, Egypt's first Woman King.
Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2010.
Wolfram Grajetzki, The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, 2006.
Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, 1994.
Sources for The Man Who Was Tired of Life:
Ramond O. Faulkner, "The Man Who Was Tired of Life," Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 1956.
The History of Egypt, as they described it, from the Dawn of Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire. A tale of love, legend, culture, exploration and war, told through the eyes of the ancients and their stories.