1st Dynasty of Ancient Egypt History



All sources of Egyptian historiography consistently affirm that Menes was the first pharaoh. A virtual confirmation of this is provided by the famous Palermo stone. Get into the details of the 1st dynasty of ancient Egypt history which started a recorded civilization that still amaze the world, only here with Cairo Top Tours!


No doubt that the famous historian Manetho divided the history of Egypt into 30 dynasties, but before we get into the details of the early dynastic period that began by the unification of the two lands of Upper and Lower Egypt under the authority of King Menes, we must first, state some details about the dynasty o or the archaic period when some seeds of civilization developed.

The Egyptian civilization developed in the valley formed by the Nile River, located in the extreme northeast of Africa. The Nile River runs through the territory from south to north, making agriculture and sailing benefit.

Egypt is located in the northeast of the African continent. In ancient times, it bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea; by the south with the Nubia region; to the east with the Red Sea and the Suez area and to the west with the Libyan desert.

Geographically it has two regions: Upper and Lower Egypt. The upper Egyptian region is to the south as the Nile flows from south to north. It covers from Aswan to Cairo. This area is mountainous. The second region is in the north and stretches from Cairo to the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a very fertile valley, watered by the Nile that drains into the Mediterranean Sea.

Egyptian civilization began with the unification of Egypt under a single king. Tradition attributes it to Narmer or Menes, who were once supposed to be the same person. in this period it began with dynasty 0 or Naqada.

Then comes the archaic period or the early dynastic period, it spanned from dynasty I to dynasty II. Dynasty I developed from the years 3050 B.C to 2860 B.C, being the most important character Narmer.

As you can well imagine, given the scarcity of historical finds and the imperfect knowledge of the hieroglyphics of the period, the identification of a king of the first dynasty is never precise and certain. Here then that Menes is identified by some scholars with Narmer, while according to others he and Aha would be the same person. Finally, according to some, Narmer, Menes, and Aha were three distinct people.

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