Thursday, March 22, 2012

More re 17th Dynasty granary gate at Karnak

Al Ahram Weekly (Nevine El-Aref)

Luxor was in the spotlight this week. On its east bank, the French-Egyptian Centre for the study of the Karnak Temples (CFEETK) came across what is believed to be a 17th-Dynasty granary gate revealing the name of a new pharaoh to be added to the king list of ancient Egypt. . . .

During a routine excavation and cleaning exercise on the north side of the Amun-Re Temple, French-Egyptian archaeologists discovered a 17th-Dynasty granary gate carved in limestone and engraved with a hieroglyphic text and the cartouche of a hitherto unknown 17th-Dynasty pharaoh named Sen-Nakht-En-Re. It seems that he was the great-grandfather of Pharaoh Ahmose I, who as a general ousted the Hyksos from Egypt and founded the 18th Dynasty.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might want to check the full publication:

The first Ahmosis!