Neferirkare Kakai

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Neferirkare Kakai

The eldest son of Sahure - Netjerirenre didn't became the ruler of Egypt after Sahure's death (he wasn't an adult at that time, which wasn't a problem later, when regents ruled instead of underage rulers - e.g. Hatshepsut and Thutmose III). It was Neferirkare, who came to the throne - probably Sahure's brother.

Neferirkare also let build himself a pyramid in Abusir, but it was finished by his successor. Against his tombs Neferirkare let build and finished the biggest of Sun temples, which wasn't found yet as well.

Influence and power of the Pharaoh declined at his period, it was slowly weakened by a strong state bureaucratic apparatus and the priests.

Pyramid of neferirkare

Pyramid of Neferirkare

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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