Hierakonpolis also known as Nekhen was an ancient city in Ancient Egypt, the god of the city being Horus[1].

Pre-Dynastic Period

The Pharaoh entitled King B may have ruled from this city[2].

Early Dynastic Period

We know that the site was in use from the First Dynasty from the numerous finds of Narmer and other kings. However the most significant find would most likely be the Main Deposit a series of votive objects discovered in 1899 by James Edward Quibell and his team which produced the famous Narmer Palette, Narmer Macehead and Scorpion Macehead[2]. The wavy walled enclosure depicted on the Narmer Macehead may have recently been discovered at the site[2][3].


  1. Clayton, P.A (2001) Chronicles of the Pharaohs London: Thames & Hudson.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wilkinson, T, A, H. (2001) Early Dynastic Egypt London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26011-6.
  3. Tyldesley, J. (2006) The Complete Queens of Egypt Cairo: American University Press.

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