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

@article{Hendrickx2012TheER,
  title={The earliest representations of royal power in Egypt: the rock drawings of Nag el-Hamdulab (Aswan)},
  author={Stan Hendrickx and John C Darnell and Maria Carmela Gatto},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2012},
  volume={86},
  pages={1068 - 1083}
}
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. 

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