The story of the birth of a civilization told by the oldest known historical document | by Prateek Dasgupta, MS | February 2022

Egypt’s rise was a combination of violence and tactful diplomacy

The Narmer palette tells us the story of the unification of Egypt. Image sources: Wikimedia Commons.
Map of Egypt showing Upper and Lower Egypt. Image sources: Wikimedia Commons.
Horus (left) represents Lower Egypt and Set (right) represents Upper Egypt. Image sources: Wikimedia Commons.
Limestone head of Narmer, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London. Image sources: Wikimedia Commons.
Drawing of the front of the Narmer Palette. Narmer is shown killing his enemies. Image sources: Wikimedia Commons.
Narmer palette back. Image sources: Wikimedia Commons.