(DigitalJournal) According to Egyptologists, the first of the Dynastic periods in ancient Egypt occurred around 3100 B.C. This early dynastic period supposedly started with a king called "Meni," who united the Upper and Lower kingdoms, solidifying his control.
It was announced today that an expedition from the University of Pennsylvania, working with the Egyptian government has discovered the skeletal remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned about 3,600 years ago.
The skeleton of King Woseribre Senebkay, an unknown and unheard of pharaoh, was found at South Abydos in the Sohag province, about 500 km, or 300 miles south of Cairo. Senebkay's name was found inscribed in hieroglyphics inside a royal cartouche. An oval with a horizontal line at one end signaling a royal name, showed archaeologists the importance of the royal remains.
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