The engraving depicts a victorious Egyptian king unifying the land under his rule. Traditionally, this king was known as Menes, the first king of the Early Dynastic Period who united Upper and Lower Egypt through conquest. His predecessor, according to the 3rd century BCE historian Manetho, was a king named Narmer, who sought to unify the country through peaceful means. Menes has been associated with Narmer and also with Menes’ successor, Hor-Aha, who is also credited with the unification of Egypt.
The Temple of Horus | Nekhen, Egypt
How far back?
2020 | Present