Before Hatshepsut: Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in Hieroglyphs

The hieroglyphic symbol at top, showing what looks like a rod with many arms beside a building, is the name for a queen called Neith-Hotep.
Credit: Photo and drawings courtesy D. Laisney

Sprawling hieroglyphs dating back around 5,000 years have been discovered in Egypt’s Sinai Desert. Carved into stone, the symbols reveal secrets of the early pharaohs, including a queen named Neith-Hotep who ruled Egypt.

Source: Before Hatshepsut: Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in Hieroglyphs

Turns out Neith-Hotep wasn’t the wife of Narmer, but regent for another pharoah, and that Memphis is older than was thought.

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