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MENIN (Flemish Meenen)

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 129 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MENIN (Flemish Meenen), a town of Belgium in the province of West Flanders situated on the Lys 7 M. S. of Courtrai. Pop. (1904), 19,377. It manufactures linen and flannel, and in the neighbourhood are extensive tobacco plantations. It was first .1 Hof Sakkara begins with the sixth king of the 1st Dynasty, a fact which may throw some doubt on the supposed foundation of Memphis by Menes. Until recently he was looked upon as semi-mythical, but the discovery of the tombs of many kings of the 1st Dynasty including probably that of Menes himself, as well as an abundance of remains of still earlier ages in Egypt has given him a personality. He was probably ruler of Upper Egypt and conquered the separate kingdom of Lower Egypt. See EGYPT; K. Sethe, " Menes and die Grundung von Memphis," in his Untersuchungen zur Geschichte and Alterthumskunde Aegyptens, iii. 121. (F. L1.. G.)
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