For instance, they will include the complete burial chamber found in southern Saqqara for a man called 'Sabi', who was a high official priest from the reign of the VI dynasty of King Pepi II
"Mehu's grandson lived during the reign of king Pepi II
and painted his false door inside the pillars hall of Mehu.
As part of this project, Frank Kammerzell, Henrike Simon, and Maria Isabel Toro Rueda compiled a computerized database of all the hieroglyphs, totaling more than 285,000, found in the texts of the pyramids of Unas, Teti, Pepi I, Merenre, Pepi II
, and Neith.
Meanwhile, Pepi II
, King of Egypt, comes top of the list one the world's longest rulers from circa 2566-2476 BC - 90 years.
Sherif Abdel-Megid, a writer who works for Egyptian television, boasts that Egypt's revolution and the explosion of popular art that followed it finds its roots in the decay of the Sixth dynasty in Egypt's Old Kingdom, following the reign of Pepi II
(2278-2184 BC), credited with having the longest reign of any monarch in history at 94 years (Mubarak, eat your heart out).
For example, Pepi II
, the third king of the 6th Dynasty, moved further to the southwest, and aligned the top of his pyramid with that of 3rd Dynasty King Sekhemkhet.
However, it is still unclear if this queen was the wife of Pepi I or Pepi II
, who ruled during the 6th Dynasty.
He translates the texts found in the pyramids of Unis, Teti (partial), Pepi I, Merenre (partial), Pepi II
, and Neith, presenting each corpus in the order that current research indicates it was meant to be read.
Ankhesenpepi with her son Pepi II
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It overthrew the rule of King Pepi II
, who ruled the country for a very long time, some even say into his 90's, with documents usually describing him as an ageing King secluded in his palace and disconnected from the outside world.
Badly destroyed, the 33-by 16-foot burial chamber belonged to Queen Behenu, wife of either King Pepi I or Pepi II
of the Sixth Dynasty.