Personal and Political Crises in 1776 BCE
Dynasty 12 ends with a remarkable twist: Neferu-Sobek, a woman, takes the throne and rules as a King. Her reign lasts three years, ten months, and twenty-four days, ending in 1776 BCE. With her death, a 205-year-old legacy comes to an end, and the Middle Kingdom passes from our story.
We explore these tumultuous times through a famous text: The Man Who Was Tired of Life.
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Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2010.
Wolfram Gratjetzki, The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, 2006.
Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, 2006.
Raymond O. Faulkner, “The Man Who Was Tired of Life,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1956).