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Photos: Oldest Pharaoh art

When it comes to taking pictures, National Geographic is usually the place to go. That’s why, when I came across this post, I just had to share it.

This ancient rock picture was discovered about a century ago by explorers, but since then, it was all but forgotten. The royal figure at the center of the panel wears the “White Crown,” and carries a long scepter. A hound-like dog walks at the ruler’s feet. Surrounding the king are large ships, symbols of dominance, towed by bearded men pulling on ropes.

The pictures were made approximately between 3200 and 3100 B.C., according to the research published in the journal Antiquity.

All pictures via National Geographic

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