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Foreigners Praying to the Egyptian King

Foreigners Praying to the Egyptian King

This section of a tomb wall shows people from Syria and Palestine adoring King Horemheb (1319–1292 BCE) who claimed the Egyptian throne four years after Tutankhamun’s death. The king (whose figure is not preserved on this relief), appeared above the group at a window decorated with floral hieroglyphs that proclaim “Upper and Lower Egypt are united.”

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