|Pepi II||In Egyptian also|
P P I I
|Phiops in Greek|
|c. 2246 - 2152 BC||Reign: 94 years|
Pepi II was possibly a younger brother to king Merenre and the last significant ruler of the 6th dynasty. His reign was 94 years (more likely around 64). He ascended the throne at the age of about six. Remarkably no depictions of any kind of him are known despite his very long reign, but a stone head found in a shrine at Koptos in Upper Egypt (in picture left) might be from a statue of him. His throne name was the common Neferkare. During his reign Egypt lost grip over Nubia and Palestine and mines in Sinai were abandoned and the golden era of Egypt was over. Most of the important people during the last days of dynasty six are believed to be related to him in some way or another.