Hierakonpolis (ancient Nekhen and modern Kom el Ahmar) is a major site of the Egyptian Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period, where on‐going excavations are revealing archaeological evidence for the evolution of social complexity and urban society, as well as the practices and manifestations of early royal power, including the maintenance of a menagerie of wild animals. Votive objects, such as the Narmer Palette, and monumental structures, like the enclosure of King Khasekhemwy, attest to the...Expand abstract
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