interesting inscription on a lintel discovered under the pavement
of the forecourt of the Temple. The inscription by a King of the
17th Dynasty pre-dates the Ptolemaic construction by at least
1300 years. The Temple text tells us that the Temple was initiated
in the year 237BC by Ptolemy III to be completed in 57BC, 180
years later by his successors. The lintel in question was fashioned
in 1628/1627BC by an ephemeral Pharoah named Dhuti.
discovered the lintel was upside down, as shown in the above photograph,
taken by me in 1987.
"The Horus of Gold. User
"The King of Upper and Lower Egypt"
"Lord of the Two Lands"
"Lord of Action"
Sekhem Re-Smen Towe"
"Son (of Re Dhuti"
"The King reigned for only one year in turbulent times"
Handbuch der Agyptischen Konigsnamen
by Jurgen Von Beckerath 1984