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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / Old Kingdom / 6th Dynasty /
Pepi 1
Other spelling: Piopi


Life size metal statue of king Pepi 1. Now in Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
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Life size metal statue of king Pepi 1. Now in Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Pepi 2's pyramid at South Saqqara, Egypt.
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Pepi 2's pyramid at South Saqqara.

King of Ancient Egypt 3rd ruler of the 6th Dynasty, ruling 2321-2287 BCE, 34 years.
Pepi was the son of King Teti, the founder of the dynasty, but he did not succeed his father directly. A contender claimed the throne before him, and it was only with the help of strong leaders of Upper Egypt, that he was able to defeat him.
Pepi put much effort into building a stronger central government, putting much attention into gaining better control over southern Egypt.
On the international field, Pepi's main interests were with Nubia south of the 1st cataract (modern Aswan) establishing military strongholds, in order to get control with mines and trade. All in all, his reign was a time of much trade with countries in the Levant and south in the Red Sea.
He had built a temple in the Nile Delta, while his pyramid was constructed at Saqqara, south of the funerary complex of Zoser. Pepi's funerary complex was named Mennefer, which later would give name to Egypt's capital, Memphis.
He was preceded by Userkare and suceeded by his son, Merenre 1.





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By Tore Kjeilen