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Egypt 500 Years before the Great Pyramid
(around 3000 BC)

"Not long after 3000 B.C. the shadowy outline of predynastic Egypt begins to assume a sharper definition. Then, for the first time, we are confronted by written records of the First and Second Dynasties and can trace in hieroglyphic form the names Narmer ..."
(M.E.L. Mallowan, in: Emery 1961: 17)

illustrated by objects in the Petrie Museum, University College London, principally from Tarkhan




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