Narmer Palette Egypt
The Narmer Palette is a very important Egyptian archaeological find that dates back to the 31st century BC. It contains some of the earliest inscriptions with hieroglyphics ever found.
- Ancient Egypt ca. 3000 BC.
- Cairo, Egyptian Museum
- Dimensions: 26x17cm
The Narmer Plate is often referred to as representing the merging of Upper and Lower Egypt under King Narmer. One side depicts the king wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt, while the other side shows the king wearing the red crown of Lower, Northern Egypt.
Egyptologists refer to the Narmer Palette as "the world's first historical document."
The Narmer Palette was discovered by archaeologists James Quibell and Frederick Green, in the Temple of Horus at Nekhen, during their excavation campaign of 1897-98.
Today, the Narmer Palette is part of the permanent collection of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It is one of the first exhibits visitors will see when entering the new Museum.