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By Rosalie F. Baker

The final word who is who of old Egypt, Ancient Egyptians is an interesting examine the traditional international via its vital leaders. integrated are biographies of: * The significant Imhotep, who set the normal for pyramid-building * Nefertiti, the popular attractiveness * Khufu, the builder of the nice Pyramid * Hatshepsut, a lady pharaoh who defied culture and known as herself ''king'' * Tutankhamun, whose tomb unveiled tremendous riches * Rameses the good, the final majestic king of old Egypt * Ptahhotep, the nice philosopher and statesman for King Izezi Ancient Egyptians unearths how Egyptian society used to be developed, its religions, burial rituals, structure, and the heritage and practices of archaeology that experience introduced all this data to mild.

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Most likely, reed mats or light curtains would have swung from the rods to provide a cool breeze for the queen. Copper tools were also uncovered. Egyptologists think that tomb workers may have left them behind by mistake. Their presence offers a reason for Snefru's interest in protecting Egypt's claim to the Sinai copper mines. The furniture was simple yet elegant in design and fashioned of ebony wood with an overlay of gold. Restorers later followed the excavation team's meticulous notes and created exact replicas using new wood and the original gold leaf.

Trouble was brewing to the east, and the situation needed his immediate attention. The Bedouins (nomadic desert tribes), or "sand dwellers" as the Egyptians called them, were revolting, and Pepi prepared to send an army against them. The Sinai area was closely linked to Egypt's welfare, especially because it acted as a buffer between Egypt and the Middle East. To keep this policy in place, Pepi had to keep the Bedouins from invading his eastern lands. The Sinai's rich mines provided Egypt with turquoise, malachite, and copper—all of which were in short supply in Egypt.

Weni's talents, however, were too valuable to keep him working only in this position. In search of specific supplies for his pyramid, Mernere asked Weni to sail to Ibhat at the Second Cataract on the Nile. There Weni was to find the items on Mernere's list, including stone for Pepi's burial complex, a sarcophagus, and the capstone for the pyramid known to the Egyptians as "Mernere shines and is beautiful" (thought to be the pyramid of one of Mernere's queens). Mernere also requested that Weni go to Elephantine (present-day Aswan) for additional pyramid-related supplies, including a stone table for offerings.

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