I was interested to find out that Upper Egypt pretty much took over lower Egypt. I was interested in how the archeologists figured out the Upper Egypt was the dominant culture in the unification of Egypt. I also learned that there were different crowns for pharohs of upper and lower Egypt. The Narmer tablet showed Narmer wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt on one side and the red crown of Lower Egypt on the other side of the tablet. This showed that he, at least at one time, ruled both Upper and Lower Egypt. He is shown about to kill a man from Lower Egypt on the side where he is wearing the crown from Upper Egypt. This shows that he was from Upper Egypt and was dominating Lower Egypt in his take over.
The unification of Upper and Lower Egypt was not just one of military take over. Before they were united Lower Egypt copied the ceramic style of Upper Egypt and after the unification Upper Egyptian pottery was found in Lower Egypt probably becasue of trade. This made me think that Upper Egypt was more advanced culturally than Lower Egypt was. I wonder why this was? Do you think that Upper Egypt was more involved with trade with other nations and so learned more from them? Or was the pottery not actually more advanced but Lower Egypt was the part that was more taken over in the unification? I know that eventually pharhos came from both Upper and Lower Egypt but did the first Pharohs come from Upper Egypt and this was why Upper Egyptian pottery was found in Lower Egypt. Also,I wonder if Lower Egyptian Potter was found in Upper Egypt? Did the spread of culture go both ways or just from Upper to Lower Egypt? And if it was only one directional, why?