Pharaoh Finger Snail was an ancient Egyptian ruler from the pre-dynastic period of prehistoric Egypt.[1][2][3] It is disputed whether he really existed as the reading of his name as a king's name is far from certain. Most scholars do not read the known signs as a king's name.[4] He may have been the first king of a united upper Egypt.[5][6]

The name is preserved in the inscriptions in the tomb U-j of King Scorpion I in Umm el-Qa'ab.[7][better source needed]


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