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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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King of Ancient Egypt, 2nd ruler of the 6th Dynasty, ruling 2323-2321 BCE, 2 years.
Userkare took the throne by force, and it has been suggested that he was one of the original heirs from the 5th Dynasty, and a long time rival to Teti, the preceding king. According to Manetho, Teti was killed by his bodyguards, an act possible staged by Userkare. His reign would be short, 2 or 4 years, as Pepi 1, son of Teti, had Userkare removed from power.
From Userkare's reign there are few items, and no pyramid complex. But it appears that he started a number of large building projects.
He was preceded by Teti and succeeded by Pepi 1.

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By Tore Kjeilen