When and where did Narmer live?
Narmer (c. 3150 BCE) was the first king of Egypt who unified the country peacefully at the beginning of the First Dynastic Period (c. 3150 – 2613 BCE). He has also, however, been cited as the last king of the Predynastic Period (c.
When did Menes get born?
Estimates from historians say that he was born sometime between 5000 BCE and 2300 BCE. As you can see, the range of dates spans for thousands of years. Today, the leading guess is that Menes was actually a ruler by the name of Narmer, who lived around 3100 BCE.
Who was the oldest pharaoh?
Many scholars believe the first pharaoh was Narmer, also called Menes. Though there is some debate among experts, many believe he was the first ruler to unite upper and lower Egypt (this is why pharaohs hold the title of “lord of two lands”).