Royal Women, Dynasty IV Ends.
The power of the throne is now in the hands of the queen Khentykaus I, a mother of two kings.
Although she may not be a full-fledged king, the queen wields significant power and influence.
Khentykaus I from her tomb at Giza; image from Miroslav Verner's Forgotten Pharaohs, Lost Pyramids.
A seated scribe of the early Fifth Dynasty. Pharaonic-monuments.blogspot.com
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