The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago is presenting an exhibition titled “Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization.” The purpose of the exhibition is to illustrate the story of the emergence of Egypt as a nation-state five thousands years ago.
The exhibit highlights the reign of Narmer. Pharaoh Narmer is considered by many scholars to be the unifier of Egypt and the founder of the First Dynasty. Narmer was the first Pharaoh of unified Egypt.
To promote the exhibition, the Chicago Tribune has published an article by Toby Wilkinson titled “Egypt’s Echoes of the Ancients.” Wilkinson is an Egyptologist and a fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, England. He is the author of the book The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt.
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