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Aug

Sixth Dynasty

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Sixth Dynasty

The Twilight of the Old Kingdom

2345 to 2181

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Old Kingdom

Memphis

n/a

Shaw and Nicholson

 

Troubles began early for the Sixth Dynasty, with spreading famine, growing waves of refugees, and discontent in the provinces.  Local nobles begin to assert independence, suffering causes discontent, and the sun begins to set on the Solar Cult of Ra.  The pyramids of this dynasty are cheap and poorly constructed shadows of the earlier dynasties.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Teti

2345 to 2323 BC

Memphis

Userkare

2323 to 2321 BC

Memphis

Pepi I

2321 to 2287 BC

Memphis

Merenre I

2287 to 2278 BC

Memphis

Pepi II

2278 to 2184 BC

Memphis

Merenre II

???

Memphis

Queen Nitkoris

2184 to 2181 BC

Memphis