EGYPT KNIFE 4TH-3RD MILL.BCE Carved knife.Blade flint,handle hippopotamus-ivory,Four registers.Fighting warriors and two different ship types.Recto. (32nd-31st BCE), Pre-Dynastic Period, Negade II. From Jebel el Arak, Egypt Inv. 11517 Detail of handle.See also 08-01-08/1 for verso. Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Egyptiennes, Paris, France
A strange pharaoh - This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.