Explorer Rushes Back to Collect Pygmy Prize After Child Pharaoh’s Golden Letter

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Pepi II was six-years-old when he became the pharaoh of Egypt. He was one of Egypt’s youngest rulers; but even as a child, he was considered a living god among men.

It was one of the strange realities of living in ancient Egypt. From time to time, a boy so young that he may well have still been wetting the bed found his way onto the throne. Suddenly, he was crowned the supreme ruler of Egypt and the intermediary between the people and the gods. His every whim was the will of the divine.

[Read the full article at Ancient Origins.]

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