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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / Old Kingdom / 6th Dynasty /
Other spelling: Othoes

Pyramid of Teti. Saqqara, Egypt.
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Pyramid of Teti at Saqqara.

Corridors inside the pyramid of Teti. Saqqara, Egypt.
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Corridors inside Teti's pyramid.

King of Ancient Egypt, 1st ruler of the 6th Dynasty, ruling 2345-2323 BCE, 22 years.
He married Iput, one of the daughters of King Unas of the 5th Dynasty.
He added the Horus-name Sehetep-tawy, meaning "Pacifier of the Two lands." By this it is understood that his period, or preceding period, was one of instability, possibly a result of provincial governors who claimed more power.
He was murdered, possibly by the command of Userkare, who would succeed him as king. Userkare would just a few years later be removed from power by Pepi 1, Teti's son.
He was buried at Saqqara in a pyramid, 52 metres high, northeast of Zoser's. Next to it, several mastabas were built by his officials, as well as two smaller pyramids for two queens, Iput and Kawit.
The king preceding him was Unas. He was succeeded by Userkare.

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By Tore Kjeilen