Twin steles of Decree of Nectanebo I
The Decree of Nectanebo I is a decree of Nectanebo I to be used on the Canopic branch of the Nile River, in the eastern Nile Delta of Lower Egypt. The steles were erected at two locations as statements to curry political favor with the priesthood, and possibly the populace.
The twin steles are identical in 14 columns of hieroglyphs except in column 13, where the stele's location is named. The stelae were erected shortly after Nectanebo came to power, ca 380 BC.
Stele description 
A finely engraved lunette adorns the upper third of the steles; the engravings and hieroglyphs are all incised in moderate sunken bas relief. The lunette focusses on two versions of the Goddess Neith, being offered a food offering on the right, and a usekh collar on the left, by the presenter Nectanebo.
History of the steles 
Only recently its twin stele was recovered from the underwater site, associated with the town associated with Heracles, Heracleion also on the Canopic branch of the Nile.
M. Lichtheim, "The Naucratis Stela Once Again," in J. H. Johnson and E. F. Wente (eds.), Studies in Honor of George R. Hughes, January 12 1977 (Chicago 1976), 139-47. http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/saoc/saoc39.html
J. Yoyotte, "An Extraordinary Pair of Twins: The Steles of the Pharaoh Nektanebo I," in F. Goddio and M. Clauss (eds.), Egypt's Sunken Treasures (Munich 2006), 316-23.
S. v Bomhard,"The Decree of Saïs. Underwater Archaeology in the Canopic Region in Egypt". Oxford Center for Maritime Archaeology 7, (Oxford 2013).
- Stele of Naukratis, being retrieved. (Plus synoptic write-up)
- 2001 project 'Sunken City', the Canopic Region
- Nectanebo I, Naukratis Decree, translation
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