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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Stele of Qa'a.
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Stele of Qa'a.

Qa'a's tomb at Abydos.
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Tomb of Qa'a at Abydos.

King of Egypt, last and 8th king of the 1st Dynasty, ruling from sometime around 2890 BCE.
He was buried at Abydos, in a tomb which had been altered and extended several times. From this it may be taken that his rule was long. Manetho seems to set it to 26 years, which is not unusually long.
Finds at his tomb include artefacts with the name of Hotepsekhemwy, the succeeding king, making it possible that there was no break between the 1st and the 2nd Dynasties. In fact the two dynasties may have been one. Still, the conflict between the preceding Semerkhet and Anedjib, suggest that a dynasty shift did occur, only two kings earlier.
According to accepted king lists, he was preceded by Semerkhet. The next king of Egypt was Hotepsekhemwy, with whom the 2nd Dynasty is defined to begin.

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By Tore Kjeilen