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Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by CX
Here's a list of Sumerian kings at Wikipedia:
That's the earliest you can get at the moment. Previous to that, there were most definitely tribal leaders, or people who wielded a great deal of power in their area. Don't know of a catalog, but I'm sure one of the Archaeology buffs can point you in a better direction.
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. That tomb was plundered in antiquity, but in it were found many small ivory plaques, each with a hole for tying it to something, and each marked with one or more hieroglyph-type scratched images which are thought to be names of towns, perhaps to tie to offerings and tributes to keep track of which came from which town. Two of those plaques seem to name the Delta towns Baset and Buto, showing that Scorpion's armies had penetrated the Nile Delta. It may be that the conquests of Scorpion started the Egyptian hieroglyphic system by starting a need to keep records and information in writing.