Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Pepi II: Longest Egyptian Pharaoh
Pepi II Pyramid
Pepi II, to this date the longest serving Egyptian pharaoh in history, serving for 90 years! He has had one of the longest political terms in world history. This all happened because Pepi II became pharaoh when he was only 6 years old! This wasn’t unusual at all during ancient Egyptian times. Pepi II did live to be 100 years old which back then was very rare. In the beginning of his rule, Pepi’s mother, Ankhesenpepi II, most likely controlled the Egyptian empire behind her son. Most statues of Pepi show him sitting in his mother’s lap. He reigned from 2278 BC till 2184 BC.