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As Egypt grew and flourished to a powerful and rich nation itleft behind for todays historians clues and artifacts of a oncedistinctive well established and structured society The Clues and artifacts shows historians the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt which signified the beginnings of a civilized era centred around the Nile Egyptian Mythology The unification of Egypt occurred around 3100 BC under the First Dynasty of Menes3100-2850 BC This age is commonly know as the Protodynastic era which is known for the establishment of a firm political structure of the land which was unified in the hands of the king The glorification of Lower and Upper Egypt uniting was portrayed in Narmers Palette which was found in the ancient southern capital of Hierakonpolis The general function of Narmers Palette was to commemorate a victory over his human foes With Narmers victory the Palette also depicts his successful claim and conquest of all of Egypt thus establishing unification of Lower and Upper Egypt under his rule The dominant them however is the victory of the god incarnate over the forces of evil and chaos The Narmer Palette while depicting several social aspects and tendencies of the Egyptian society also reveals and emphasizes their structured positions within a hierarchy of command Both sides of the Palette reveal at the top the name of king Narmer which first documents in the written history of Egypt that we now are dealing with a civilized state When the scribes wanted to write king Narmers name they placed a small fish called a nar over a chisel pronounced mer This combination of the words gave them Narmer The Palette also depicts king Narmerprobably the legendary Menes wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Crown of Aphroditopolis which represented Upper Egypt Since Narmer had claimed victory over the northern king thus becoming the first Pharaoh the unification of
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