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menes Rule:Founder of 1st Dynasty: c. 3000 BC
Predecessor:Father Narmer (presumed)
Mother:Niethotep, wife of Narmer
Nomen:Birth name: Established
Alternate Names:- There has been some controversy about Menes: Some believe him to be the same individual as Hor-Aha.
- Others claim he was the son of Narmer.
- Others says that Narmer and Menes were the same person, referred to with more than one name.
Consorts:Berenib
Neithotepe
Capital City:- Menes founded the city of Memphis, and chose as its location an island in the Nile, so that it would be easy to defend.
- He was also the founder of Crocodilopolis
Reign:
- Considerable historical evidence from the period points to Narmer as the king who started the unification Egypt and Menes or Hor-Aha as his son and heir, who became the first Pharaoh of Egypt, and the founding Pharaoh of the 1st Dynasty.
- The most important political event in ancient Egyptian history was the unification of the two lands by Menes.
- With the emergence of a strong, centralized government under a god-Pharaoh, the country's nascent economic and political institutions became subject to royal authority.
- The central government, either directly or through major officials, became the employer of soldiers, retainers, bureaucrats, and artisans whose goods and services benefited the upper classes and the state gods.
- Egypt's most predominant form of civilization began with his crowning, and did not end permanently until the beginning of the Roman era, which started with Augustus Caesar.
Military and Foreign Activity:- During his time, the Egyptian army performed raids against Nubia in the south and expanded his sphere of influence as far as the First Cataract.
Burial:- His death is a mystery, for, according to legend he was attacked by Nile crocodiles in Fayum.
- Menes' tomb resides at Saqqara, the famed necropolis of Memphis.
- He died at the age of sixty three
Successor:Son Djer out of Queen Neithotepe
Wikipedia:Menes

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Video: How Egypt (Kemet) was found and The first Egyptian Pharaoh Menes

Egypt was originally named Kemet and was found by Menes in 3100 B.C and ruled the first Dynasty and established the capital city Memphis. Menes's reign of Eg......

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