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Carnarvon Tablet, 18th century BCE

Carnarvon_Tablet

Found in a tomb of the 17th Dynasty in Deir el-Bahari by Carnavon.

King Kamosis narrates his fight against the Hyksos-

“I should like to know what serves this strength of mine, when a chieftain in Avaris, and another in Cush, and I sit united with an Asiatic and a Nubian, each in possession of his slice of Egypt, and I cannot pass by him as far as Memphis… No man can settle down, when despoiled by the taxes of the Asiatics. I will grapple with him, that I may rip open his belly! My wish is to save Egypt and to smite the Asiatic!”

Egyptian Museum, Cairo (JE 41790)

Dodson, Aidan and Dyan Hilton. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London- Thames and Hudson, 2004.

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