Lintel with Middle Kingdom cartouches unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists discovered a lintel inscribed with the cartouche of Pharaoh Sesostris II at Heryshef temple in Ihnasya El-Medina, Egypt.

Lintel with a cartouche (by Ahram Online)

The lintel is made of red granite and considered as very important as it is engraved with two cartouches containing the name of the Middle Kingdom King Sesostris II, (circa 1895-1889 BC), who built the Lahun pyramid located 10 km away from Ihnasya. The find proves the interest of the king in the site and the area of Fayoum in general.

Site of the discovery (by Ahram Online)

(after Ahram Online)

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