King of Egypt who united Upper and Lower Egypt, thus founding Egypt's first dynasty.
(person) Fl. c. 3100 b.c.; traditionally, 1st king of the 1st dynasty of ancient Egypt.
Menes Sentence Examples
Menes, the founder of the 1st Dynasty, united the two kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt.
He appears at the head of the lists not only in Herodotus and Manetho, but also in the native Turin Papyrus of Kings and the lists of Abydos, while the list of Sakkara begins with the sixth king of the 1st Dynasty, a fact which may throw some doubt on the supposed foundation of Memphis by Menes.
DivisionsIn ancient times Egypt was divided into two regions, representing the kingdoms that existed before Menes.
The great palettes of slate covered with elaborate reliefs are probably all of the pre-Menite kings; the most advanced of them having the figure of Narmer, who preceded Menes.