Menes

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Menes

(mē`nēz), fl. 3200 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the first dynasty, the first Egyptian ruler for whom there are historical records. According to tradition, he seems to have united the southern and northern kingdoms and to have settled on a new capital, later known as MemphisMemphis
, ancient city of Egypt, capital of the Old Kingdom (c.3100–c.2258 B.C.), at the apex of the Nile delta and 12 mi (18 km) from Cairo. It was reputedly founded by Menes, the first king of united Egypt. Its god was Ptah.
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. One theory identifies Menes with King Narmer, whose famous slate palette is in the Cairo museum.

Menes

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