Episode 51: Everywhere and Nowhere

 

Invisible Kings: Dynasty XIII

The 13th Dynasty begins around 1786 BCE with the reign of Sobek-Hotep I. This king, like those who follow him, is all but invisible in the record. Why?

We meet Sobek-Hotep and his namesake deity, the crocodile Sobek. In addition, we explore ideas of justice in the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant

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The smiling face of King Amen-em-hat V (Wikipedia).

The crocodile lord Sobek, in his human-bodied form (Ashmolean Museum).

Sobek, from the Greco-Roman period (Wilkinson 2003).

Bibliography

Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2010.

Wolfram Grajetzki, The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, 2006.

Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, 1994.

W.K. Simpson (editor), The Literature of Ancient Egypt, 2006. PDF Copy at Archive.org.

Toby Wilkinson, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, 2003.

W.K. Simpson (editor), The Literature of Ancient Egypt, 2006. PDF Copy at Archive.

org.