- flourished c3200 b.c., traditionally the unifier and 1st king of Egypt: founder of the 1st dynasty.
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Menes (the first King of the first dynasty on Manetho's list) is at their head.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Menes was the king who succeeded in accomplishing the unification of Egypt.
Dynasty; and, in the other direction, all schemes commence with Menes.Tradition
John Francis Arundell
The friends of Menes seek in vain to persuade him to dispute the throne.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)
Menes, who is said to have been the first king of Egypt, was believed to be a god.
- the first king of the first dynasty of Egypt (?3100 bc). He is said to have united Upper and Lower Egypt and founded Memphis