The Nascent Kingdom.
The Kingdom of Egypt has been established: now we can explore its first historical phase. The First Dynasty rulers (Aha, Djer, Wadjet, Merneith, Den and more) were accomplished rulers. They left impressive remains…
- Time period: circa 3000-2900 BCE
- Kings: Aha, Djer, Wadjet, Mer-Neith, Den.
- Notable sites: Abdju (Abydos), Nekhen (Hierakonpolis), Saqqara (necropolis of Memphis).
- Gods: Horus, Neith
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The reconstructed house of a potter at Nekhen (Hierakonpolis), c.3200 BCE.
A seal listing the first rulers of the Kingdom. Left to right: Narmer, Aha, Djer, Wadjet, Den and Merneith.
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