Inscriptions of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

Behdet inscription | Horus-mighty-bull | Maatkare inscription | Menkheperre inscription | Hatshepsut inscription | Thutmose III inscription

Inscriptions of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III fn

Behdet right-to-left winged sun disk Behdet left-to-right
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Live Horus-mighty-bull, appearing in Thebes (given life) Live Horus-mighty-bull, appearing in Thebes (given life)
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Perfect god [Maatkare], beloved of AmunLive, perfect god Menkheperre, beloved of Maat
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Live, Son of Re, [Hatshepsut], like Re forever!unLive Son of Re, Thutmose-lord-of-Maat, like Re forever!

These hieroglyphs are inscribed into a limestone lintel partially defaced with the cartouches of (probably) Hatshepsut scraped out. It was discovered in the Ramesseum, reused in the 9th century BC. But it originally was part of Hatshepsut's temple. It is now in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. This carving was exhibited in "Egypt Gift of the Nile" in Seattle from October 1998 - January 1999. fn

Behdet

Behdet, a town sacred to Horus, the god of kingship, appears mirrored on both sides of the winged sun disk.

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Live, Horus-mighty-bull, appearing in Thebes (given life)

This title appears mirrored on both sides, both inscriptions using the same central ankh. Inscriptions on the left side pertain to Hatshepsut, those on the right to her coregent Thutmose III.

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Perfect god [Maatkare], beloved of Amun

On the left of the lintel (with Hatshepsut's missing cartouche inserted).

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Live, perfect god Menkheperre, beloved of Maat

On the right of the lintel. The original hieroglyph for Maat in the inscription holds an ankh, but that glyph is not available in WikiHiero. [Note: it has since been added—C10A]

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Live, Son of Re, [Hatshepsut], like Re forever!

On the left of the lintel (with Hatshepsut's missing cartouche inserted).

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Live Son of Re, Thutmose-lord-of-Maat, like Re forever!

On the right of the lintel.

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W19I10
X1
N17

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  1. Silverman, David P, editor, Searching for Ancient Egypt, University of Pennsylvania/Dallas Museum of Art (C) 1997 Cornell University Press. The lintel translation is by Donald B. Redford.

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Hieroglyphic vocabulary
Amenemhet's inscriptions
Who was Amenemhet?
Lintel inscriptions
Kings' Cartouches
Horse hieroglyphs
WikiHiero
Tut's Djed Amulet