Conspiracies in the Egyptian palace: Unis to Pepy I

Naguib Kanawati*

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This original study examines the claims for sensational intrigues in the 6th century Egyptian palace, culminating in the possible assassination of King Teti by his own bodyguards. New evidence from the author's recent excavations is set against the written claims of the ancient historian Manetho. This offers the reader a unique opportunity to compare archaeological and historical evidence, and sheds new light on the political conspiracies and quarrels of the age. With over 80 illustrations, and clear presentation of the dynastic tomb excavations, the book also gives a rare and accessible insight into Old Kingdom society and administration under the kings Unis, Teti and Pepy I. It will be valuable to all students of Egyptian history.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9780203166734, 9781134488438
ISBN (Print)0203166736, 9780415271073
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2003


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