predynastic Egypt pharaoh
|Reign||c. early–mid-32nd century BC (Naqada III)|
|Predecessor||Bull ? owner of tomb U-k ?|
|Successor||Double Falcon ? owner of tomb U-i ? Later on Iry-Hor|
|Born||c. 3200 BC|
|Burial||Tomb U-j, Umm El Qa'ab, Abydos|
He is believed to have lived in Thinis one or two centuries before the rule of the better known King Scorpion of Nekhen. To him belongs the U-j tomb found in the royal cemetery of Abydos where Thinite kings were buried.
In contemporary fictionEdit
- William Golding's novel The Scorpion God is loosely based upon this period of Egyptian history.
- The 2001 adventure film The Mummy Returns features a fictionalized account of the "Scorpion King" of Egypt, a character who went on to have his own spin-off in the 2002 film, The Scorpion King.