This well-researched study explores the complicated history of the royal line of Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty. Using extensive archaeological and textual evidence, as well as current theoretical opinion, Verner examines the political instability at the end of the Fourth Dynasty, the questions surrounding the lineage of the Fifth Dynasty kings, the dynamic changes that occurred throughout the period of the Funerary and Sun cults, and the development of the Pyramid complexes. A comprehensive and insightful work for those with a special interest in the Old Kingdom.
Review by Tiffany Heasman
Sons of the Sun: rise and decline of the Fifth Dynasty by Miroslav Verner is published by Czech Inst. of Egyptology (ISBN 978-8073085414)