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This royal stela was erected by King Sheshonk I, founder of the Libyan 22nd Dynasty who ruled around 950 B.C. between two ramesside stelae dating to Ramesses III and Ramesses V. It bears one of the rare texts dealing directly with quarrying work at Silsila. It reports the opening of a new quarry to build a mighty pylon in Karnak which should logically be the First Pylon. It shows Sheshonk led by the goddess Mut in font of a group of gods gathering Amun, Sobek and Khons. The king is followed by his own son, Iuputsh, general in charge on the actual quarrying expedition.
Gebel el Silsila Project - Epigraphic Survey
Photography, Modeling and anotations Philippe Martinez, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, firstname.lastname@example.org