Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Ptah-hotep


5th Dynasty

Ptah-hotep served during the reign of Izezi as a sage. His maxims are in the Prisse Papyrus which are in the Louvre. Another copy of these is in the British Museum. In these maxims, he has told his fellow Egyptians to conduct their affairs in a quiet and righteous manner. He encouraged them to be truthful and be kind and tolerant to their neighbors and fellow countrymen. Most of his concern was for the oppressed and weak.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011