|Scorpion I||~ 3150 BC|
Pharaoh Scorpion I was a ruler considered to have been buried in the oldest tomb known at the royal cemetery of Abydos (U-j). It was excavated in the early 1990s by a team of German Egyptologist under GŁnter Dreyer. It might also be the case that this was the tomb for the only king wearing this "name". The picture above shows a rock carving in Nubia with a big scorpion attacking a man with his hands bound at his back. Two archers (the right one adjusted vertically) are watching the scene which probably shows an Egyptian punitive raid into the southern province.