The Nile News
The Death Of Pepi ll
War has broken out in Thebes!
The Capital Has Changed Again!
For many years, Memphis was our capital of Egypt. But since Pepe II died, war has broke out and men all over Egypt have fought over who should be the new Pharaoh of Egypt. With that said, different people have chose the new capital. Thebes is now the unofficial capital. Not only did the capital move, but so did the location of the war!
The Next Pharaoh of Egypt
The Fly King
Pepi II was the Pharaoh before the wars broke out and the reason no one came after himwas from his long life of 94 years! He was a unique king who outlive all of his children and air to the thrones, used his slaves as fly traps, and became king as a 6 year old. As a child Pepi II hated flies, so he put honey on his slaves, made them stand away from him, and the flies would go to them. We interviewed one of his slaves and he said,” it was terrible! Flies were everywhere, even on my eyes!” Pepi II was a pharaoh, not a king, and he kept order in egypt and had an insanely long rule of c. 88 years.
The Crops are Down!
During this intermediate period crops are growing terribly because there is almost no law, or pharaoh! There has been an extremely high amount of robbings everywhere, especially in farms. With all guards of farms fighting for pharaoh, and some farmers, crop growth has been slow because of no one guarding it and less people growing them.
The Final Outcome
it took over 100 years but in the end everyone knew there was only one outcome, a new pharaoh. The discrepancies between the various Kings Lists could well be down to their tendency to support a specific political agenda. The writers of the Abydos List chose not to recognise the rulers in Herakleopolis and the rulers in Thebes who co-existed with rulers in Memphis but instead project the idea that power moved seamlessly from Memphis to Thebes with the rule of Mentuhotep II. The Saqqara kings list ignores the entire period and jumps from the Old kingdom to the Middle Kingdom as though there had never been any break in power. The Turin List includes all of the Theban rulers and includes the rulers of Herakleopolis (who the Thebans defeated to seize power), but cuts out some of the Memphite rulers.