Ministry Of Tourism And Antiquities Is Launching A New Guided Video Tour For Narmer Palette
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is launching a new guided video tour for Narmer Palette.
It is made of green schist and it is 64 cm high and 42 cm wide. It was discovered in the remains of an Old Kingdom temple complex in Hierakonpolis (modern Kom al-Ahmar) near Edfu, and dates to the beginning of the First Dynasty (c.3100 BC) to the dawn of Egyptian civilization. Although this object is, in form, a cosmetic palette, it was ceremonial, and was never actually used for cosmetics. In the center of the front side, two fierce feline fantastic animals with long necks are being brought under control, symbolizing a recent historical event of the utmost significance that had recently taken place: the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt into the world’s oldest nation state Egypt.
In the top register, the king, wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, is marching in a victory procession, while before him lie his beheaded enemies. In the lower register, the king, as a bull, is destroying a walled city. On the back side of the palette the king, wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt, is about to smite a Lower Egyptian enemy chief with a mace while, before him, his ancestor, the god Horus, dominates a personification of the land of Lower Egypt.
You can watch and follow the guided tour by clicking here and Safarey.com follows the guide of the guided