Red Chapel

last update: 25.03.2008

South Wall - Block No. 286

Stone: red quartzite (origin - from the "Red Mountains" of Djebel Akhmar, an area near Heliopolis)

This block belongs, like the block No. 280, to the 2nd register of the south side and was already reused in antiquity (by Ramses II). To reuse the blocks, the original texts were extinguished to a great extent.
Merely at the lower ends of the registers remains of the original inscription have been preserved. On the left remains of a nbw-sign are to be seen still, above it there was probably a cartouche. On the right at the same level as the nbw-sign a mr-canal is still visible, above it Murnane supposes the leftovers of the name of a god.

At last the inscription is destroyed too much to give an idea about her content or her position in the whole composition of the 2nd register.

Note(s): see also: Murnane, W., "Unpublished Fragments of Hatshepsut's Historical Inscription from Her Sanctuary at Karnak", Serapis 6, 1980


Copyright: Dr. Karl H. Leser (Iufaa)