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  • On the funerary stela of the First Dynasty king "Snake," above right, the niched facade of his palace is reproduced as a device called a serekh to hold his name and designate him as a king.

    Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Fixing the Fort 2002

  • Among these artifacts is a potsherd engraved with the serekh, or sign, of King Narmer, who is believed to have united Upper and Lower Egypt between 3050 and 3000 B.C. Visit the web site of the Nahal Tillah

    Egyptian Tomb in Israel 1997


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  • In Egyptology, a box containing the pharaoh's Horus-name and a representation of the palace.

    August 6, 2009