According to Dynastic Race Theory,
[T]he earliest roots of the ancient Egyptian dynastic civilisation were imported by invaders from Mesopotamia who then founded the First Dynasty and brought culture to the indigenous population.
Arguments in favor of this theory are the architectural element of niche-façade or palace-façade that is found in the 1st dynasty mastabas at Saqqara; cylinder seals; rock and tomb paintings depicting Mesopotamian style boats, symbols, and figures.
Proponents also point out similarities in the names of divinities and places in the religious beliefs of the two cultures.
For instance, for ancient Egyptians primeval mound of the creation was called the Island of Nun which was surrounded by the waters of Nun. The Sumerian name for the great temple in the city of Eridu was calles Nun.ki (the mighty place) which was built on an island in the reed swamps.
Moreover, the name of the god...
Osiris is a Greek pronunciation, and that the god would have been called Asar in Egyptian, while the Sumerian god of the Eridu area was also called Asar.
These parallels make me wonder if there is truth to this theory, whether the first dynasty was indeed built by Mesopotamian invaders. Is there really a truth to this theory?