Menkauhor Akauhor Djedkara Isesi
first two kings of the fifth dynasty, were sons, Khentkaues,
who was a member of the fourth dynasty royal family. There
was an institutionalisation of officialdom and high officials
for the first time came from outside the royal family.
The pyramids are smaller and less solidly constructed
than those of the fourth dynasty, but the carvings from
the mortuary temples are well preserved and of the highest
quality.There are surviving papyri from this period which
demonstrate well developed methods of accounting and record
keeping. They document the redistribution of goods between
the royal residence, the temples, and officials.