Palermo Stone

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A slab of black basalt on which an inscription cut around 2400 bc recorded the rulers of the first five Egyptian dynasties. The last king to be mentioned is Neferirkara, the third king of the 5th Dynasty. Only six fragments now survive, the largest of which has been in Palermo Museum since 1877 (four others are in the Cairo Museum and one is in the Petrie Collection of University College, London).

Subjects: Archaeology.

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