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Who was the first pharaoh of Egypt?

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The first Pharaoh of Egypt was Menes, who is also sometimes referred to as Narmer. He lived around 2925 BCE, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Menes became Pharaoh when he united two separate areas of Egypt: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Menes was a king of Upper Egypt who conquered Lower Egypt by force. Once he achieved this victory, he merged the two regions together under his personal rule. The rulers of a unified Egypt were eventually known as Pharaohs, although the term, which means "Great House," was originally used to describe the large palace in which the rulers lived.

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