Monday, 5 March 2012
A Pharaoh of the Seventeenth dynasty identified at Karnak ... « CFEETK – Centre Franco-Égyptien d'Étude des Temples de Karnak – SCA / USR 3172 CNRS
See the link for more photos and description. A Pharaoh of the Seventeenth dynasty identified at Karnak ... « CFEETK – Centre Franco-Égyptien d'Étude des Temples de Karnak – SCA / USR 3172 CNRS: Since October 2008 the Franco-Egyptian team has been studying the temple of Ptah (epigraphy, architecture, archeology, photography, restoration and site management), located in northern area of the Amun-Re precinct.
During recent excavations, the first elements of an administrative structure (doorjamb and fragmentary limestone lintel) dating from the Seventeenth dynasty have been uncovered. The hieroglyphic inscription is of first importance giving the identity of the builder of the structure whose name is Senakht-en-Re.
This is the first contemporary document of this king ever discovered in Egypt. His name was previously known only by three documents written one or two centuries after his reign during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth dynasties (ca. 1543-1186 BC.).
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