Wed, 30 October 2013
Pepy II (Part I).
At just six years old, the new King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Pepy II cannot rule on his own. His mother, Ankh-enes-Pepy oversees the kingdom on behalf of her child.
In a short retreat to the countryside, we meet Qar, who handles livestock raising and pastoral administration in Upper Egypt.
Finally, an expedition is returning from the deserts west and south of Egypt. Led by Harkhuf, a royal companion, this expedition is bringing back a special gift for the excited Pepy...
Sun, 13 October 2013
Weni the Elder (Part II).
His work is not done yet, and Weni the Elder is now sent southward to act as Overseer of Upper Egypt.
His king, Merenre son of Pepy I, soon dispatches him to Nubia in search of a sarcophagus for his tomb.
In the south,Weni builds ships and canals on behalf of his king, expanding royal influence in these lands.
The Ship Ra II, with which Thor Heyerdhal crossed the Atlantic in 1970.