Den Egyptian Pharaoh. His name means "Horus who Strikes", and he ruled Ancient Egypt for about 32 years during the 1st Dynasty. He was the first pharaoh to be shown wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, and who used the title "King of the Two Lands". He fought wars against the Bedouin tribes of Sinai and is also represented carrying out the "first smiting of the East". His tomb at Abydos features the earliest use of red granite in a monumental building. (Bio by: js) Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Suhaj, Egypt Plot: Tomb of Den.
Djer Pharaoh of Egypt. He was the third ruler of a united Ancient Egypt. His name means "Horus who succours", and he ruled for about 57 years during the 1st Dynasty, from approximately 3100 BC. The historian Manetho described him as a scholar who wrote a book of anatomy that was still in use in Greek times, 2000 years later. He fought military campaigns in Nubia, Libya and Sinai, making him the first Pharaoh to fight a war outside of Egypt's borders. On his death he was buried in a large tomb at...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Suhaj, Egypt
Hor-Aha Egyptian Pharaoh. His name means "Fighting Hawk" and he was the second ruler of Ancient Egypt, reigning in about 3000 BC. During his reign he dealt with a rebellion in Nubia, as well as fighting in foreign campaigns. He was the founder of the ancient city of Memphis, building a dam to reclaim land for its construction. According to legend he was killed by a hippopotamus after a reign lasting 62 years. (Bio by: js) Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Suhaj, Egypt Plot: Tomb of Hor-Aha
Khasekhemwy Egyptian Pharaoh. He was the last and most powerful of ruler of Egypt's Second Dynasty. In the early part of his reign he had to deal with a number of rebellions that had broken out in Northern Egypt during the reign of his predecessor, Seth-Peribsen. Having defeated these uprisings he changed his name from Khasekhem to Khasekhemwy, meaning "The Two Powerful Ones Appear" and including in its hieroglyphs the symbols of the gods of the two warring factions. He further secured peace by marrying a...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Suhaj, Egypt Plot: Tomb V.
Narmer Egyptian Pharaoh. He is thought to have reigned from about 3150 BC, and is regarded as the first ruler of a unified ancient Egypt. Evidence for this comes from a palette and mace head bearing his name, which shows him wearing both the white crown of Upper Egypt and the red crown of Lower Egypt and standing over the dead bodies of his conquered enemies. His influence spread as far as Palestine, as confirmed by the discovery there of pottery shards bearing his name. On his death he was buried in...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Suhaj, Egypt Plot: Tomb of Narmer
Seth-Peribsen Egyptian Pharaoh. He was the fourth king of Egypt's Second Dynasty, reigning for seventeen years from approximately 2700 BC. His original name was Sekhemib, meaning "Powerful in Heart" but he soon changed this to Seth-Peribsen, meaning "Seth-Hope of all Hearts" as a demonstration of his allegiance to the god Seth. His reign coincided with a period of conflict between Upper and Lower Egypt which saw the god Seth gaining in influence as a rival to Horus. It is believed that his reign may have...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Suhaj, Egypt Plot: Tomb P