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  Menes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Menes was an Egyptian pharaoh of the Ist.
In either case, Menes is credited with the foundation of Memphis, which he established as the Egyptian capital.
Other spellings for Menes are Hor Aka, Hor-Aka and Hor Aha; Hor-Aka can be translated as "Horus of the Reeds", possibly in allusion to the legend in which Isis hid Horus in the Nile Delta among papyri and reeds.
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 Menes
According to Manetho, Menes ruled for 62 years and was killed by a hippopotamus.
Later research has cast much uncertainty on him, suggesting both that either Scorpion, Narmer or even Aha was the king unifying Egypt, or that Menes is another name for one of those, perhaps even that all 4 names relate to the same king.
Both forms of evidence may suggest that Menes was one of the other, or just that the later kings linked themselves with the first king of the unified Egypt.
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 Mystery of Menes
According to tradition, it was Menes (or Narmer) who as king of Upper Egypt conquered the rival kingdom of Lower Egypt in the Nile delta, thus forming the single kingdom of Egypt.
Menes was such a gifted and charismatic leader that he was later deified by later Egyptians, and a cult developed which pictured him as a direct descendant of the Gods, a tradition which then spread to other pharaohs.
It has been longly debated about the true identity of the King called 'Menes' since the New Kingdom onwards; Menes was credited by the late period sources as the Unificator of Upper and Lower Egypt; and the Narmer palette was seen as the proof of the Unification by this ruler.
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 Menes
Menes is one of the archaic Egyptian kings bearing the name Scorpion.
After King Menes died his son became king, when his son died his grandson became king.
The identification of Menes with one of the archaeologically attested kings of Early Dynastic Egypt has been a matter of debate among Egyptologists for quite a long time and has not yet been resolved.
www.users.bigpond.com /msn/gary_fletcher/menes1.html   (2114 words)

  
 Menes - LoveToKnow 1911
MENES, the name of the founder of the 1st Dynasty of historical kings of Egypt.
Until recently he was looked upon as semi-mythical, but the discovery of the tombs of many kings of the 1st Dynasty including probably that of Menes himself, as well as an abundance of remains of still earlier ages in Egypt has given him a personality.
He was probably ruler of Upper Egypt and conquered the separate kingdom of Lower Egypt.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Menes   (129 words)

  
 Menes
Menes died when he was sixty-three years old by either being attacked by “wild dogs and Nile crocodiles in Faiyum” (Menes) or by hippopotamus.
There seems to be some evidence that Menes was the ruler of lower Egypt at the time of the unification, lower Egypt was the more civilized of the two halves, and is created with building Memphis.
Some of the explanations given for how Narmer and Menes could both be the unifier of Egypt are varied but the most reasonable seems to be that Narmer was king after Menes and was responsible for the unification of the governments of Upper and Lower Egypt.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/egypt/history/people/menes.html   (1475 words)

  
 Menes, King Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Menes was the earliest man that he mentioned by name, as the first king of the First Dynasty of Upper and Lower Egypt.
Menes left the temples and festivals of Set in place, and assumed the other gods of the north as well.
Menes and the other kings of the First Dynasty who ruled during the construction of Memphis, however, were also recognized at Theni, posing a dilemma for those who had to decide where they should be enshrined.
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 Egypt: Aha! Or is it King Menes?, A Feature Tour Egypt Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Manetho wrote this about King Menes: "After the dead and the demigods comes the 1st Dynasty, with 8 kings of whom Menes was the first.
Menes, we are told ruled for about 62 years, led the army across the frontier and won great glory.
Herodotus wrote that Menes was the first king of Egypt and dammed up the Nile near what was to become Memphis, in order to reclaim land on which he then founded the city.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/menes.htm   (1224 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Menes
Many Egyptologists have identified Menes with another ruler Hor Aka (also spelled Hor-Aka and Hor Aha), who is mentioned in inscriptions dated to the First dynasty, and in the Turin King List.
It seems not unreasonable to suggest that a grain of history, giving birth to this myth, could also be found in the events of Pharoah Khasekhemwy reign, ruling several hundred years later; he crushed a civil war between the followers of Set and Horus.
According to Manetho, Menes reigned 62 years and was killed by a hippopotamus.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Menes   (474 words)

  
 Poetry Daily Feature: Orlando Ricardo Menes - Furia
Orlando Ricardo Menes was born in Lima, Peru, to Cuban parents but has lived most of his life in the U.S. Since 2000, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame.
Menes is also editor of the anthology Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred, published in 2004 by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe at Arizona State University.
With a poetic style that centers on narrative, the lyric, and dramatic monologue, Menes brings to life a distinct mesh of grit and beauty, sound and sight, in a sweep of symphonious measures that celebrates as it delights.
www.cstone.net /~poems/furiamen.htm   (374 words)

  
 First Dynasty - Menes, Djer, Wadj, Den, Anedjib, Semerkhet, Qa'a
Menes was an Egyptian pharaoh of the First dynasty, to some authors the founder of this dynasty, to others the Second.
Manetho, a 3rd century BC Egyptian historian, called him Menes; the 5th century BC Greek historian Herodotus referred to him as Min; and two native-king lists of the 19th dynasty (13th century BC) call him Meni.
Another name for Menes has various spellings: Hor Aka, Hor-Aka, and Hor-Aha; Hor-Aka can be translated as "Horus of the Reeds", possibly in allusion to the legend in which Isis hid Horus in the Nile Delta among papyri and reeds.
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 Who was King Menes?
So Menes was as real flesh-and-blood a person as you an I, even if there are some six or seven thousand years between him and us.
Menes dwelt chiefly in lower Egypt, the more civilized portion of his dominion, and built Memphis there to be his capital.
Menes reigned, according to the priestly legends, for sixty-two years, and then fell in combat with a hippopotamus.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Story_of_the_Greatest_Nations_and_the_Worlds_Famous_Events_Vol_1/whowask_bbc.html   (559 words)

  
 Menes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
He was the founding king of the 1st Dynasty, and was the first king to unify Upper and Lower Egypt into one kingdom.
Menes founded the city of Memphis, and chose as its location an island in the Nile, so that it would be easy to defend.
Menes' tomb resides at Saqqara, the famed necropolis of Memphis.
www.aldokkan.com /egypt/menes.htm   (232 words)

  
 Egyptian Pharaohs : Early Dynastic Period : Dynasty 1 : Menes
As "Menes", Horus Aha is reputed to have founded Memphis and Crocodopolis and was the first king to unify Upper and Lower Egypt -- the beginning to the Ancient Egyptian civilization that did not end until the Roman era with the crowning of Augustus Caesar.
The newly founded town of Memphis -- dedicated to his patron god of Ptah, was called Hiku-ptah, which was later mangled by foreigners into Egypt.
The death of Aha (purportedly at age 63) is part of the "Menes" legend -- he was attacked by wild dogs and Nile crocodiles in the oasis city of Fayoum, but this is not really supported by much evidence, as far as I can tell.
www.phouka.com /pharaoh/pharaoh/dynasties/dyn01/01menes.html   (363 words)

  
 The Ancient Egypt Site - 1st Dynasty
The same tradition has credited Menes with many deeds, among them the conquest of the Nile delta (Lower Egypt) thus unifying Upper and Lower Egypt; the founding of Memphis as the united country's new capital; the building of dams and the founding of many new cults and temples.
It must also be noted that the identification of Menes as the Horus Aha is not supported by any evidence and that the Red Crown may initially have been of Upper Egyptian origin before it became the symbol of Lower Egypt, at the latest during the early 1st Dynasty.
The next clue to the identification of Menes and a confirmation of the chronology of the 1st Dynasty is provided by two seals found in 1985 and 1995 at the royal cemetery at Umm el-Qa'ab.
www.ancient-egypt.org /history/01_03/01.html   (2169 words)

  
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He began in 1963 as a pickman; in the early 1970’s he acted as subforeman for the excavations in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, and eventually rose to the position of general foreman in 1981.
Since retiring, Menes has taken a much deserved trip to Zakynthos with his wife, Toula; enjoyed more time with his children, Kostas and Iota; and has pondered landscaping of his yard and the placement of a mulberry tree given to him by Director Sanders.
Menes also dropped by the Panayia Field regularly to make sure that high standards of excavation were still being met.
www.ascsa.edu.gr /corinth/menesretire.html   (202 words)

  
 Maryland Society of Accountants
Del Menes received the MSA President's award for her continued support of the society and the accounting profession.
Del Menes was elected to the House of Delegates in 1966.
Del Menes is a member of the Judiciary Committee; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee; Chairman of the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Past Chair of the Prince George's County Delegation Bi-County Committee.
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 Egypt Ancient, Menes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In addition to crediting Menes with the unification of Egypt by war and administrative measures, tradition attributes to him the founding of the capital, Menphis, near modern Cairo.
Manetho called Menes a Thinite--i.e., a native of the Thinite province in Upper Egypt--and, in fact, monuments belonging to the kings Narmer and Aha, either of whom may be Menes, have been excavated at Abydos, a royal cemetery in the Thinite nome.
Narmer also appears on a slate palette (a decorated stone on which cosmetics were pulverized) wearing the red and white crowns of Lower and Upper Egypt, a combination symbolic of unification; he is shown triumphant over his enemies, probably an allusion to the wars fought to attain unity.
history-world.org /menes.htm   (595 words)

  
 Menes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It should be noted that while there is extensive archeological evidence of there being a pharaoh named Narmer, the only unarguable evidence for menes is an ostrica which contains his name under the Nebty symbols.
There is a general suspicion that Menes either was a name of Narmer, his predicessor, or to his successor, Hor-Aha.
A later parallel can be found leading to the establishment of the reign of Pharaoh Khasekhemwy several hundred years later; he may have crushed a civil war between the followers of Set and Horus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Menes   (440 words)

  
 Menes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Menes was the founding king of the 1st Dynasty, and was considered to be the first king to unify Upper and Lower Egypt into one kingdom.
Whether unification was achieved by military or peaceful means is uncertain, though many suspect it was by war and administrative measures.
According to Manetho, Menes was killed by a hippopotamus or by crocodiles after a 62 year reign.
www.crystalinks.com /menes.html   (236 words)

  
 Menes
Ferner steht er in der Königsliste Abydos aus der Zeit Sethos I. welche Menes an die Spitze der der ägypt.
Die Söhne Menes Rechit (Rhjt) (Ht) und Saiset (Z3Jst) scheinen in den wie Naqada Abydos (Thinis) und Saqqara residiert zu haben.
Das Grab von Menes liegt in Nekropole der Könige der ersten Dynastie in Abydos Umm el-Qaab Nr.
www.uni-protokolle.de /Lexikon/Menes.html   (301 words)

  
 King Narmer (Menes)
Menes (Narmar) was called "the King of Both Lands and Bearer of Both Crowns".
Menes is the Greek form of the name of the legendary first human king of Egypt as given by Manetho, the historian living in Hellenistic times who constructed one form of King Lists.
Evidence indicating all this is an ivory label from the tomb of Queen Nithotep at Naqada.
www.kingtutshop.com /freeinfo/king-narmar.htm   (1216 words)

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