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Although vigorously debated (Hor-Aha, Narmer’s successor, is the primary alternative identified as Menes by many authorities), the predominant opinion is that Narmer was Menes.

This year label shows that the Narmer Palette depicts an actual historical event .

Archaeological evidence suggests that Egypt was at least partially unified during the reigns of Ka and Iry-Hor (Narmer’s immediate predecessors), and perhaps as early as Scorpion I (several generations before Iry-Hor).

The Qa’a sealing lists all eight of the kings of what scholars now call the First Dynasty in the correct order, starting with Narmer.

The importance of the unification to ancient Egyptians is shown by the fact that Narmer is shown as the first king on the two necropolis seals, and under the name Menes, the first king in the later King Lists.

Two documents have been put forward as proof either that Narmer was Menes or alternatively Hor-Aha was Menes.

The first is the “Naqada Label” which shows a serekh of Hor-Aha next to an enclosure inside of which are symbols that have been interpreted by some scholars as the name “Menes”.

Although there is archaeological evidence of a few kings before Narmer, none of them are mentioned in any of those sources.