Nekhen

Nekhen

Nekhen or Hierakonpolis, also known as Al-Kom Al-Ahmar, was the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period 3200-3100 BC, and probably also during the Early Dynastic Period. The site contains the oldest known Egyptian painted tomb, the Tomb 100, which is thought to date to the Naqada II c period from 3500 BC until 3200 BC.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Aswan Governorate

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

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