Pharaoh Menes

Pharaoh Menes, the first king of the first Egyptian dynasty ruled between 3100 to 2925 BCE which united Lower and Upper Egypt into one kingdom following the conquest and founding of the city Memphis. He reigned for 62 years and was killed by a hippopotamus. Early historians discovered composite figures of Egyptian kings Narmer and Aha, whose tombs were found near Abydos in the 1800’s.

Date:
      3100 BCE
Name(s):
      Pharaoh Menes
Location:
      Egypt

Additional Information:

  • Menes – Wikipedia
    Menes. … c. 3200–3000 BC) (/ˈmiːniːz/; Ancient Egyptian: mnj, probably pronounced */maˈnij/; Ancient Greek: Μήνης) was a pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period of ancient Egypt credited by classical tradition with having united Upper and Lower Egypt and as the founder of the First Dynasty.
  • Menes – Ancient History Encyclopedia
    Jan 29, 2016 – Menes (c. 3150 BCE) is the legendary first king of Egypt who is thought to have united Upper and Lower Egypt through conquest and founded …
  • Menes | king of Egypt | Britannica.com
    Menes, also spelled Mena, Meni, or Min, (flourished c. 2925 bce), legendary first king of unified Egypt, who, according to tradition, joined Upper and Lower Egypt in a single centralized monarchy. Manetho, a 3rd-century-bce Egyptian historian, called him Menes, the 5th-century-bce …
  • Menes: Legends Say He United Egypt Under its First Dynasty …
    This had led some to question if he even was a real historical figure, or if King Menes solely acted as a legendary founding father and hero for ancient Egyptians.
  • Menes Was the First Pharaoh of Egypt – ThoughtCo
    Oct 16, 2018 – Ancient Egyptian historians taught that Menes was the first pharaoh, the founder of the unified Egyptian state. But was it him or someone else?

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