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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 / 5th Dynasty /
Djedkare
Other spellings: Djedkare Isesi; Izezi; Tankeris



Relief showing Djedkare.
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Relief showing Djedkare.

From all angles, the Pyramid of Djedkare looks like a hill more than a man-made structure. South Saqqara, Egypt.
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From all angles, the Pyramid of Djedkare looks like a hill more than a man-made structure. South Saqqara.

Entry to the Pyramid of Djedkare. South Saqqara, Egypt.
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Entry to the Pyramid of Djedkare at South Saqqara.

King of Ancient Egypt, 8th ruler of the 5th Dynasty, ruling 2414-2375 BCE, 39 years.
Despite his long reign, little is known from it, but it appears that there was decentralization of power, involving stronger regional governors, and a weaker position for the king. He built a pyramid, 52 metres high, and a funerary complex at South Saqqara.
It appears that during his reign, titles came to be understood as holding magical power.
A vizier of Djedkare, Ptahhotep, became famous for his wisdom, creating The Maxims of Ptahhotep.
He was preceded by Menkauher and succeeded by Unas.





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By Tore Kjeilen