In Photos: Egypt installs replica of Karnak King List in Luxor

Nevine El-Aref , Monday 16 Oct 2023

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has installed a replica of the Karnak King List in its original location at the southwest corner of the Akh-Menu Hall at Karnak Temple, Luxor.



The original Karnak King List is on display at the Louvre Museum. It was transferred to Paris in 1843.

The list, comprising the names of 61 ancient Egyptian kings, was composed during the reign of 18th Dynasty king Thutmosis III to celebrate his ancestry since Fourth Dynasty founder king Snefru.

Although only the names of 39 kings are legible, the list is valuable because it includes the names of many First and Second Intermediate Period kings that were not mentioned in other monumental king lists.

Mostafa Waziry, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the replica was created by Konouz company in three months.

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