* 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. *
*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.*
Funerary Boat being Rowed Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Reign: reign of Amenemhat I, early Date: ca. 1981–1975 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), MMA 1920 Medium: Wood, paint, plaster, linen twine and cloth
Paddle Doll, Egypt, 2030–1802 B.C.E. The so-called paddle doll consists of a flat piece of wood depicting the torso, rudimentary arms and neck of a woman, with a thick shock of "hair" made of beads strung on linen thread. The body is often painted with jewelry, textile patterns or tattoos. Contrary to their name, these "dolls" were not toys. The key-hole shape of the body is similar to the counterpoise of the menat necklaces that were used as percussion instruments during religious ceremonies.