Djedkare Isesi (2,388 - 2,356 BC) was the last but one Pharaoh of the 5th dynasty. His rule was like a rebirth for Egypt. He tried to renew the power, but the dominance of the top-ranking officials was to strong to stop them. Djedkadre Isesi founded the office of Upper Egypt regent with the seat in Abydos.
Djedkare Isesi reorganized royal chantry cults in Abusir, but he decided to build the pyramid for himself in south Saqqara (base 86 x 86 meters). Under his rule crusades were sent to Byblos and the Land of Punt and also martial expeditions were sent to Nubia.
Under Djedkare Isesi rule also a document "Sebayt" originated, that was written by a minister Ptahhotep, who was made divine later. This book was used as a teaching aid till New Kingdom period. It treats of the right way of living in accordance with Egyptian traditions and upbringing the right official in compliance with state needs.
There were changes in religion and chantry cult as well. The sun cult began to trail off, which could be the reason for Djedkare not to built another Sun temple and the cult of Osiris, the god of deads, gained ground. It made possible for larger amount of people to visit chantry temples.