Pilot Regional Centre
Cedex 1 - France
Phone: +33 (0)4 67 63 64 20
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 41 21 33
Pepi II's long reign is marked by a gradual decline of the central government. This
decline is likely to have been the result of the lower annual inundation of the Nile:
with a lower annual inundation, harvests and crops
were no longer abundant and agriculture, the backbone of Egyptian economy, began to decline.