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The Pharaoh Menes

Menes (/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.

The identity of Menes is the subject of ongoing debate, although mainstream Egyptological consensus identifies Menes with the Naqada III ruler Narmer (most likely) or First Dynasty pharaoh Hor-Aha. Both pharaohs are credited with the unification of Egypt to different degrees by various authorities.

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  • 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?
  • Menes – Legend of the First King of Egypt – ThoughtCo
    Mar 7, 2017 – In Egyptian legend, the first king of Egypt was Menes. He is credited with introducing papyrus and writing (Pliny), founding cities, building dikes, …
  • Menes the 1st Pharaoh – KingTutOne.com
    King Menes is shrouded in mystery that may be lost in the folds of history forever. He is considered by many scholars to be the first pharaoh to rule Egypt and the …
  • Egypt: Who Was Menes? – Tour Egypt
    Tour Egypt presents information on Menes, the first king of the 1st Dynasty.
  • Menes | The Ancient Egypt Site
    According to the Ancient Egyptians themselves, the first king to have ruled over the whole of the country, was named Meni, or, in Greek, Menes. This is voiced …
  • King Menes Facts – Biography – YourDictionary
    King Menes facts: Menes’s reign of Egypt from 3407 to 3346 B.C. was treated as the dawn of Egyptian civilization in many classical histories. In earlier Egyptian …

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