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 historical record. Why?
We meet Sobek-Hotep and his namesake deity, the crocodile Sobek. Also, we explore ideas of justice in the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant…
All images wikimedia unless otherwise noted.
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).
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.