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When did upper Egypt and lower Egypt become united?
Original Answer Provided: "Menes is the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt" REVISED ANSWER: Whilst it can be 'suggested' that Menes was responsible for the uniting of… Upper and Lower Egypt, the serious lack of archaeological evidence to support Menes even existing as a living entity in his own right, and under that specific name, means it is not entirely accurate to state him as even a Pharaoh let alone a king responsible for the unification of Egypt. The argument and debate around Menes and his existence is to whom he relates. Most Egyptologists and historians alike would have it that Menes is one and the same with Narmer (originally thought to be King of Upper Egypt and who leads the strongest claim to being responsible for the unification). Research into Narmer provides strong links between him and Menes, and some of the greatest Egyptologists of the last few centuries, such as Flinders Petrie were convinced they were one and the same. (However some suggest, due to archaeological finds (and stories relating to both characters that are closely matched); that Hor-Aha (son of Narmer) is actually Menes.) When you look into this deeper, you discover that is likely that Menes, King Scorpion, and Narmer could potentially all be the same person. It is further suggested that Menes is the collective name for Ka, Scorpion and Narmer. Failing that, it is quite possible that Menes is a simply a mythical or semi-mythical character. Whilst the Egypt Historian Manetho has mentioned Menes, and credited him as the first ruler of Egypt, receiving the honour directly from the God Horus, his name does not appear on the Palermo Stone, and it is only much later in Egyptian periods that the name really begins to be associated with the early ruling of the civilization. So to the original question posted - Given the stronger archaeological discoveries relating to Narmer over 'Menes' I believe the answer should be Narmer (archaeological discoveries have shown depictions of Narmer wearing the pschent, a crown with two halves representing the 'two lands' of Egypt - in particular the Narmer Palette). Though there could be an argument that potentially his son Hor-Aha played a part (which is possible given that the unification would likely have occurred gradually over many years rather than in a singular event); though the debate will no doubt rage on for many years to come.
Pharaoh Menes the king of Memphis
If legend says that king Narmer united upper and lower Egypt some historians think Narmer actually represents several kings....
King Menes (a.k.a.) Narmer of Egypt united the thus stating thefirst dynasty of pharaohs in Egypt in about 3150 B.C.E. He was thefirst one to wear the double crown which was m…ade by the red crownthe symbol of lower Egypt and the white crown the symbol of upperEgypt . The double crown is also a symbol for the upper and lowerEgypt .
Around 3100 BCE
Narmer, AKA Menes, united Upper and Lower Egypt in 3100 BC.
King Menes united upper and lower Egypt
The first pharaoh to have united the "two lands" of Upper and Lower Egypt was said to have been King Narmer in 3000 b.c. Thereafter the pharaoh of Egypt was represented we…aring a double crown (cat. no. 50a) that combined the white crown of Upper Egypt (cat. no. 26) and the red crown of Lower Egypt (cat. no. 51). Other symbols of the unification of the two lands are combined on the royal regalia: from Lower Egypt, the cobra or uraeus and from Upper Egypt, the vulture. I hope that answered your question! the pharaoh that united Egypt is not called narmer in fact there was no such person that ruled us and they united in 1554 bc and the crown was red and white and i think the phaoroah that united Egypt was called A tem (ØªÙÙ . i hope this gves a btter understanding of the question you asked
King Menes. By combining the Two crowns.
It was important for the pharoah to unite the Upper Egypt and lower because if he didnt there will be more attacks that will ruin the town.
Who: King Narmer / Menes When: 3100 B.C.E.