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Menes

[mee-neez] /ˈmi niz/
noun
1.
flourished c3200 b.c, traditionally the unifier and 1st king of Egypt: founder of the 1st dynasty.
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Menes

/ˈmiːniːz/
noun
1.
the first king of the first dynasty of Egypt (?3100 bc). He is said to have united Upper and Lower Egypt and founded Memphis
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Menes

first king of unified Egypt, who, according to tradition, joined Upper and Lower Egypt in a single, centralized monarchy. Manetho, a 3rd-century-BC Egyptian historian, called him Menes; the 5th-century-BC Greek historian Herodotus referred to him as Min; and two native-king lists of the 19th dynasty (13th century BC) call him Meni. Modern scholars have inconclusively identified the traditional Menes with one or more of the archaic Egyptian kings bearing the names Scorpion, Narmer, and Aha.

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