Pharaohs 5th dynasty, 2563 - 2423 BC

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During the rule of the pharaohs fifth dynasty was at an increased rate worshiped the sun god Re. God chose Rea perhaps because faaraoni this dynasty originated from Heliopolis.

Title king "Son Ra" that the king identified with the solar deity, and was first used by in the previous dynasty importance. Rea Name of God becomes part of the native names of the rulers of this dynasty. A number of pharaohs took the Sinai campaign. It seems, therefore, that focused on Asia, but without neglecting Nubia. At the end of the reign of the dynasty of the Old Kingdom was in its heyday.

As well pharaohs fifth dynasty went on in the construction pyramid, but something of this dynasty pyramids were still special. The last pharaoh of the fifth dynasty Venis let decorate the walls burial chamber of the Pyramid Texts.

Pharaoh Reign Significant events
5th dynasty (2,563 - 2,423 BC)
Userkaf 7 years cult of the sun
Sahure 14 years the top of relief art and sculpture in funereal complexes
Neferirkare Kakai 10 years using of "Pyramids texts" (texts collection and magic spells)
Shepseskare Isi 7 years  
Raneferef 7 years  
Nyuserre Ini 31 years  
Menkauhor Kaiu 8 years  
Djedkare Isesi 39 years  
Unas 30 years  

5th and 6th dynasty

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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