Menes, the founder of the 1st Dynasty, united the two kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt.
MENES, the name of the founder of the 1st Dynasty of historical kings of Egypt.
The flint knives of the time of Menes are finely curved (19), with a handle-notch; by the end of the lInd Dynasty they were much coarser (20) and almost straight in.
The tomb probably of Menes is of the latter size.
But its greatness probably began with Menes, who united the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt, and is said to have secured the site for his capital near the border of the two lands by diverting the course of the river eastward.