University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Leslie Anne Warden

Webs of Power

Identifying Royal and Private Power in Old Kingdom Egypt

By: Leslie Anne Warden

The Old Kingdom (ca. 2600–2200 BCE) was the first major florescence of the Egyptian state. This period is often de ned in both scholarship and the popular imagination as a time when powerful, pyramid-building pharaohs controlled Egypt and dictated social, religious, and economic a airs. The role of the general population in forming and supporting […]