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Pepi 2 Rule:6th Dynasty: 2246-2152 BC
Predecessor:Older half-brother, Merenre 1
Father:- Pepi 2 is the son of Pepi 1
Mother:His mother Ankhesenmerire 2 ruled as regent in the early years of Pepi 1
- An alabaster statuette depicts a young Pepi 2, in full kingly regalia, sitting on the lap of his mother
Praenomen:Throne name: Neferkare: The soul of Ra is beautiful
- Ankhnespepi, Wedjebten and Iput
Capital City:Memphis
Reign:- He was only six years old when he came to the throne, and his mother served as his regent.
- He reportedly ruled Egypt for 94 years, the longest in Egyptian history
- As a child he received word that a dwarf had been captured. He sent detailed instructions on the care of the dwarf, including a promise of a reward to the official that brought the dwarf safely to him. The letter stressed the importance of 24 hour care to keep the dwarf safe from harm.
- Pepi sent trading expeditions to Punt and Nubia.
- During Pepi 2 reign there was a shift of power from the Pharaoh to the Nobles. While the power of the monarchs grew, the power of pharaoh dissolved.
- He gave gifts to the Nobles which increased their treasuries and emptied his. It is likely that foreign interests also accelerated the collapse of the 6th Dynasty
- After his death, the central government collapsed and the Old Kingdom ended.
Burial:- His pyramid was built in Saqqara
- Pyramid Texts were inscribed of the walls of his pyramid
Successor:Son Merenre 2 out of Neith
Wikipedia:Pepi 2

Photos: Pepi II Pyramid

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