Sun, 26 January 2014
The First Intermediate Period (Part I): a Collapse.
Pepy II is gone, and with him the last well-documented reign of the Old Kingdom.
Egypt is now disunited; in the North, the House of Khety has taken power and rule from Herakleopolis.
Although not necessarily a period of chaos, or tragedy, it is remembered negatively by later Egyptians. Ipuwer, a New Kingdom writer, describes the "memory" of the F.I.P. in his literary text, The Lamentations.
Sun, 5 January 2014
Pepy II (Part III).
The longest lived ruler of Egypt, Pepy II, has now reached his final years. The economic situation is worsening, as climate change brings drought and famine to the Nile Valley.
The end of the Old Kingdom is approaching, and the change will be bumpy.
Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia. Ancient Egyptian Administration. Brill Publishing, 2013.
Fekri A. Hassan. "Droughts, Famine and the Collapse of the Old Kingdom: Re-reading Ipuwer." The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt - Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor. 2007.
Toby H. Wilkinson. The Egyptian World. 2007.
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