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Menes, King of Egypt, active approximately 3100 B.C

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Personal name headingMenes, King of Egypt, active approximately 3100 B.C.
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Variant(s)Menes, King of Egypt, fl. ca. 3100 B.C.
See alsoNarmer, King of Egypt, active approximately 3100 B.C.
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Beginning date-3099~
Found inViola, T. Il profilo della tavolozza di Narmer, 1987: p. 4-5 (Narmer, one of the first rulers of united Egypt, 1st dynasty, ca. 3000 B.C.)
Encyc. Brit., 15th ed. (Menes, fl. ca. 3100 B.C., 1st king of united Egypt, according to Manetho, 3rd cent. B.C. Egyptian historian; modern scholars have identified the traditional Menes with one or more of the archaic Egyptian kings bearing the names Scorpion, Narmer, Aha; monuments of Narmer and Aha found at Abydos; Narmer named on a slate palette; the traditional name Menes may represent several kings over whose reigns unity achieved)
Encyc. Amer., 1990: v. 10, p. 21 (Menes (Narmer), ruler who united Egypt; conquest shown on famous Narmer palette) p. 33 (chron. table: Manes (Narmer) r. 3110-3056 B.C.)
Acad. Amer. encyc. (Manes, king of Eygpt, fl. ca. 3100 B.C., traditionally 1st king of 1st dynasty, who united Upper and Lower Egypt; some historians identify him as King Narmer, or as a combination of several kings)