Episode 2: Horus Takes Flight

The Nascent Kingdom

The Kingdom of Egypt has been established: now we enter a bold new era. Unfortunately, only fragmentary remains of this period survive today. So, let’s explore…

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A large statue of Kha-sekhem-wy (Source: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

6a017d3e534403970c017d3e92d840970c-800wiThe respective serekhs (royal names, enclosed in a palace) of Peribsen (left) and Khasekhemwy (right). The animals atop these names hint at the ideological leanings, or totemic representation of these kings.


Notable sights of Episode II.


Robert J. Wenke – The Ancient Egyptian State, 2009.

Toby H. Wilkinson, Early Dynastic Egypt, 2001.

Kathryn A. Bard, An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, 2007.

Ian Shaw (editor), The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, 2004.