Weni was an important official of the 6th dynasty.
He initially served Pepi I
(2289-2255 B.C.). He was a military commander and a
genius in tactics and defense. He fought the Sinai
Bedouins once, chasing them all the way to Mount Carmel.
Other campaigns followed, and he displayed remarkable
cunning. His abilities renewed and changed the Egyptian
military spirit. He demanded aggressive behavior on the
part of his troops, instead of defensive posture. He also
incorporated Nubian warriors into his armies. Under
Pepi's successor as king, Nemtyemzaf, Weni became
governor of Upper Egypt. He carved a group of channels
alongside the Nile at the First Cataract, along with many
other military improvements.