Teti (Part II): The Murder of a King? All is not well within the court. Although Teti has ensconced himself on the throne, conspiracies may have formed against him. The Greek Manetho (c.280 BCE) writes that Teti was murdered, the first king of whom such an account exists. Was Teti really assassinated? Some Egyptologists think so. We go [...]

Teti and Kagemni: Dynasty VI Unas has passed to the afterlife with gusto. His daughter marries an outsider, Teti, who becomes the new King of Upper and Lower Egypt. For historians, this kind of shift in lineage is a good point to mark the beginning of the Sixth Dynasty. A new literary genre also reaches maturation: Didactic Literature conveys [...]