Rock Art With the Serekh of King Narmer


Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, United States

This rock drawing dates to Dynasty 0, before 3150 BC. It was discovered during Hans Winkler's 1936-1938 expeditions at the site of Wadi el-Qash, in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The inscription has King Narmer's name within a serekh (a rectangular enclosure with the Horus falcon on top, representing a royal name). It is one of the earliest examples of writing in ancient Egypt.

This rock drawing was published in "Rock-drawings of Souther Upper Egypt, Volume 1: Sir Robert Mond Desert Expedition, Season 1936-1937, Preliminary Report," Archaeological Survey of Egypt 26, London: Egyptian Exploration Society.


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