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. Continue reading

First Egyptian Inscription Found for King Narmer

J.E. Quibell unearthed a small slate ceremonial slab with an inscription identifying King Menes at Hierakonpolis, Egypt in 1898 Continue reading

Family names

In China around 2852 BCE, by imperial decree, Family names were first adopted. Continue reading

A personal name to survive in the written records

The name was En-lil-ti, the personal name which has survive in written records, was inscribed on clay tablets in Sumer (now Iraq) circa the 34th century BCE. Continue reading