The Double Crown

 

The Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt

The Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt

The Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt is also known as the Pschent crown. It was also known as 'sekhemti' which meant the 'Two Powerful Ones'. It was a combination of the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Crown of Upper Egypt.

Sometimes you may find two animal symbols attached to the front of this crown. These are a cobra representing the goddess Wadjet of Lower Egypt and a vulture representing the goddess Nekhbet of Upper Egypt. Together they were known as 'The Two Ladies'.

King Menes of Memphis founded the First Egyptian Dynasty around 3100 BC and unified the Two Lands of Upper and Lower Egypt.

There were 30 dynasties who ruled Ancient Egypt.

A dynasty is the reign of a series of kings who all belonged to the same family.

 

Double Crown Sketch

Double Crown Sketch

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Ptolemaic Pharaoh Cleopatra VII and her son Caesarion.

Ptolemaic Pharaoh Cleopatra VII and her son Caesarion.
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