The Narmer Palette (verso).

The Narmer Palette (verso).

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The Narmer Palette, One of the Earliest Surviving Examples of Narrative Relief Sculpture and Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Circa 3200 BCE
<p>The Narmer Palette (recto).</p>

The Narmer Palette (recto).

The Narmer Palette, one of the earliest surviving examples of narrative relief sculpture, was found during excavations at Nekhen (Greek: Ἱεράκων πόλις 'city of hawks', Strabo xvii. p. 817, transliterated as Hierakonpolis, Hieraconpolis, or Hieracompolis; Arabic: الكوم الأحمر‎ Al-Kom Al-Aħmar) in the 1890s. It is also one of the earliest surviving records of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The Narmer Palette is preserved in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum) Cairo.

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