The earliest representations of royal power in Egypt: the rock drawings of Nag el-Hamdulab (Aswan)

Stan Hendrickx, John Coleman Darnell, Maria Carmela Gatto
2012 Antiquity  
The vivid engravings on vertical rocks at the desert site of Nag el-Hamdulab west of the Nile comprise a rock art gallery of exceptional historical significance. The authors show that the images of boats with attendant prisoners, animals and the earliest representation of a pharaoh offer a window on Dynasty 0, and depict the moment that the religious procession of pre-Dynastic Egypt became the triumphant tour of a tax-collecting monarch.
doi:10.1017/s0003598x00048250 fatcat:wvmtr634rnb6tchnypuo3zfcoy