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Narmer Palette

  • Narmer Palette
  • Narmer Palette or Great Hierakonpolis Palette or the Palette of Narmer; The palette of ancient Egypt, dating from the 31st century BC, on which the first hieroglyphic writings were found.


  • The pharaoh on it is thought to be the drawings by the Narmer indicating that Upper and Lower Egypt are united.


  • Pharaoh was drawn on one side of the palette to wear the “White Crown” in the shape of Onion (Southern) of the Upper Egypt and the other percent to wear the “Red Crown” of Lower Egypt (North).






  • The main cross in Nekhen includes the first known descriptions of an Egyptian pharaoh along with the Scorpio colobus and “Nekhen colony“, which were found together.


  • The palette also shows the classical tendencies of the Ancient Egyptian art at the time when the palette was made. Egyptologist Bob Brier described the Narmer palette as “the first historical document in the world“.


  • Material: siltstone
  • Size: c. 64 cm x 42 cm
  • Created: 31st century BC (circa)
  • Discovered:Ç 1897-1898
  • Present location: Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Identification: CG 14716
Narmer Palette
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