Weni the Elder (Part II): Service in the South Following his admirable service to Pepy I thus far, Weni the Elder is then dispatched south to Upper Egypt, to serve as the royal Overseer. Pepy I soon passes into the West (dies), and is succeeded by Mer-en-Re who keeps Weni as a prominent official. He sends Weni into Nubia, [...]

Pepy I & Weni the Elder (Part I) After Teti's assassination(?), Pepy I finds it difficult to assert his authority. He must battle a usurper, Userkare and a conspiracy against his life. Court proceedings are taken, involving even a royal wife. Egyptian kings, it seems, are no longer inviolable. There is blood in the water, and [...]