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Sixth Dynasty: name of the last kings of Egypt's "Old Kingdom". During their reign, Egypt became more fragmented and the Sixth Dynasty marks the beginning of the First Intermediary Period.
- The reign of king Pepy I is a period of prosperity
- Pepy II was the longes ruling king of Egypt (according to Manetho)
- Power was increasingly decentralized but there are no indications for a decline in prosperity
- Loss of Lower Nubia
Sixth dynasty (c.2350-2200)
|Merytowy Meryra Pepy I|
|Ankhkhau Merenre Antiemsaf|
|Netjerkhau Neferkara Pepy II|