Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Weni


6th Dynasty

Weni was an important official of the 6th dynasty. He initially served Pepi I (2289-2255 B.C.). He was a military commander and a genius in tactics and defense. He fought the Sinai Bedouins once, chasing them all the way to Mount Carmel. Other campaigns followed, and he displayed remarkable cunning. His abilities renewed and changed the Egyptian military spirit. He demanded aggressive behavior on the part of his troops, instead of defensive posture. He also incorporated Nubian warriors into his armies. Under Pepi's successor as king, Nemtyemzaf, Weni became governor of Upper Egypt. He carved a group of channels alongside the Nile at the First Cataract, along with many other military improvements.

Back to Who's Who of Ancient Egypt

Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.