At the first he simply held his own against Apepi, but by degrees he was able to do more.
They are in diorite, and have the name of Apepi engraved upon them.
The pacific rule of Apepi and his predecessors allowed Thebes to increase in power, and her monuments now recommence.
The position of the cartouche of Apepi suggests that it may be due to one of those usurpations which we have mentioned.
Apepi was dominant over the whole of Egypt, as Joseph's Pharaoh seems to have been.