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Narmer

THE FOUNDER OF DYNASTIC KEMET (3200 B.C.)

Narmer or Aha was called Menes by the Greeks. The founder of Dynastic Kemet along with Neithhotep. Narmer united Upper and Lower Kemet into one nation around 3200BC after which thirty dynasties would follow. It was at this time that hieroglyphic writing or any type of writing began. After draining the swamp by actually diverting the course of the Nile River he built a new capital city which he named Men-Nefer:The Good Place. This city served as the capital of Kemet for several centuries. An Arab traveler writing as late as the Middle Ages reported the city "stretching a day's journey in every direction." The Greeks would rename Men-Nefer "Memphis," a name that even today honors an African king who lived nearly 5,000 years ago.