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* Narmer THE FIRST PHARAOH _ Narmer or Menes _ -5300 TO 2686 BC_ was an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period (c. 31st century BC). He is thought to be the successor to the Protodynastic pharaohs SCORPION and/or KA, and he is considered by some to be the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty, and therefore THE FIRST PHARAOH of unified Egypt. *

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*The Black Pharaohs _ During the eighth century BC, Ancient Egypt was ruled by a series of black pharaohs of Nubian origin. They ruled Egypt for nearly a century and formed the 25th Dynasty pharaohs. The first black pharaoh who conquered Egypt was called Piye. Reunified Egypt and built grand monuments. They also created an empire that stretched from the present capital of Sudan, Khartoum, to the north, next to the Mediterranean Sea.*

Akhenaten, Egypt's "heretic" Pharaoh. Always beautiful and serene.

Model of the "Opening of the Mouth" ritual equipment Period: Old Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 5–6 Date: ca. 2465–2150 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Tray: limestone; vessels: Egyptian alabaster, greywacke

Stela of Raneb Period: Dynasty 2 Dynasty: Dynasty 2 Reign: reign of Raneb Date: ca. 2880 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara; includes the Serapeum, Tomb of Raneb, probably Medium: Granite

The Hawk of the Pharaoh, Hatshepsut - Temple at Luxor

Lower Part of the Door of a Tomb Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 11- 12, early Date: ca. 2051-1885 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb TT 312, MMA 509 (later Nespekashuty), MMA 1922-1923 Medium: Sycamore wood, gesso