The Thinite Period
Manetho described the first two dynasties as 'Thinite'. Thinis is a legendary city, near Abydos, said to be the home of the first kings of Egypt, those of the First and the Second Dynasties. Tombs that belong to the First and the Second Dynasties' kings have been found at Abydos. Most of the Thinite kings had a second tomb in the Memphis Region. Remarkably, this shows that the early kings were not buried near the new political capital of Egypt.
Unfortunately, the Thinite Period is not well-known, essentially, since we go short of surviving texts. The main source of evidence, beside the Palermo Stone, is the funerary equipments found in Abydos' and Saqqara's tombs.
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