Griffith Institute Archive

File NEWB4/08 - Narmer and Menes

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NEWB4/08

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Narmer and Menes

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  • 1938? - c.1948 This date is approximate based on the date of publications which have been referenced (Creation)

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1.5 cm, 1 folder

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Newberry, Percy Edward (23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Folder titled 'Menes label of Narmer - (7) - Narmer-Menes identification' containing three envelopes.

Envelope 1 includes:


  • Typed draft titled 'The Votive Palette of Narmer' on the Narmer Palette (Cairo Museum, JE 14716) with handwritten notes
  • Handwritten and typed notes, commentary, cuttings on the label of Aha or Naqada Label (Cairo Museum, CG 14142), including sketches and tracings
  • Typed notes on the identification of Nar as Menes and the predecessor of Aha, possibly given as a lecture
  • Handwritten note on the depiction of animals on predynastic vases
  • Notes on the history of the 1st Dynasty and 2nd Dynasty
  • Handwritten notes on seal found in the tomb of Tarkhan I giving the name of Narmer (Petrie Museum, UC 16077)
  • Tracing and sketches of a seal of Narmer Men (Ashmolean Museum, E.3915?)
  • Tracings and cuttings from Petrie, W. M. Flinders. 1901. The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties. Part 2. London: Egypt Exploration Fund (OEB 147184)
  • Tracing and notes on two labels of Zer (also known as Djer) (Egyptian Museum of Berlin, 18026 and Cairo Museum, 44365)
  • Tracing from Quibell, J. E. 1907. Excavations at Saqqara (1905-1906). Le Caire: Institute Français d'Archéologie Orientale (OEB 147888)
  • Tracings from Petrie, W. M. Flinders, et al. 1913. Tarkhan I and Memphis V. London, Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson and Viney, Ld. (OEB 147219) and Petrie, W. M. Flinders. 1914. Tarkhan II. London: School of Archaeology in Egypt (OEB 147220)
  • Tracings from Petrie, W. M. Flinders, et al. 1902-1904. Abydos, 3 vols. London: Egypt Exploration Fund (OEB 146956) including inscriptions from the Tomb of King Ka-ap (also known as Qa'a)

Envelope 2 includes:


  • Handwritten notes on the 1st Dynasty and tombs at Abydos titled 'Egypt before historic times'
  • Typed draft correspondence from Newberry to Raymond Faulkner and Alan Gardiner relating to Emery, Walter B. 1939. Ḥor-Aḥa. Excavations at Saqqara (1937-1938). Cairo: Government Press (OEB 138960) and the identification of Narmer with Menes, 1942-1947
  • Typed draft correspondence to Walter Emery on Hor-Aha, 1938

Envelope 3 includes:


  • Notes on personal names of the Horus King
  • Notes on variant writings of the name of Narmer
  • Notes on Emery, Walter B. 1939. Ḥor-Aḥa. Excavations at Saqqara (1937-1938). Cairo: Government Press (OEB 138960)
  • Notes on boats
  • Notes on the Archaic Period and for a lecture on 1st Dynasty Kings

Related publications:
Newberry, Percy Edward: Menes : the founder of the Egyptian monarchy. - In: Great ones of ancient Egypt. - London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1929. - p. 35-53, 2 pl. (OEB 146376)

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PEN/G.XVI/F.B

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