Early Dynastic Ivory Board Game Pieces

Early Dynastic Ivory Board Game Pieces

These six board game pieces were associated with a game called ‘Mehen’ coil, because it was played on a circular limestone board that took the form of a coiled snake, its skin divided into squares. …

Macehead of King Narmer

The scene depicts a ceremony in which captives and plunder are presented to King Narmer or Menes, who is enthroned beneath a canopy on a stepped platform. He wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, …

Four Bracelets from Tomb of King Djer

Four Bracelets from Tomb of King Djer

The tombs of all the kings of the 1st Dynasty were discovered in Abydos, the ancient religious center of southern Egypt. The superstructures have not survived but it is thought that they were smooth sided …

The Narmer Palette. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 32169

The Narmer Palette

This palette commemorates the victories of King Narmer, who came from the south of Egypt to invade the Delta in about 3200-3000 BC. It represents the most important evidence that the first political unification in …