Great Karnak Inscription

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Located on the wall of the Cachette Court, in the Precinct of Amun-Re of the Karnak temple complex, in modern Luxor, the Great Karnak Inscription of Merneptah is a record of the campaigns of this king against the Sea Peoples.[1]

The inscription (which has now lost about a third of its content) shows the king's campaigns and eventual return with booty and prisoners.[2]


  1. ^ Weigall, Arthur (1910). A Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt. London: Mentheun & Co. p. 109. ISBN 1-4253-3806-2. 
  2. ^ Blyth, Elizabeth (2006). Karnak: Evolution of a Temple. Oxford: Routledge. pp. 164–165. ISBN 0-415-40487-8.