Thesh, also known as Tjesh and Tesh, is mentioned in the Palermo Stone as a Predynastic Egyptian king who ruled in Lower Egypt. As there is no other evidence of such ruler, he may be a mythical king preserved through oral tradition, or may even be completely fictitious.
Closeup of the Palermo Stone. Thesh is the no. 5
|Reign||Unknown (Predynastic Period)|
|Thesh in hieroglyphs|
- From: Palermo Stone
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- Wilkinson, Toby A. H. (2000). Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt. p.85 New York: Columbia University Press). ISBN 0-7103-0667-9.