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Title: Incised for Eternity
Subtitle: The Graffiti on the Second Stela of Kamose Revisited
Author(s): FLAMMINI, Roxana
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 58 Date: 2021
The temple of Karnak was the recipient of a vast amount of figural and textual graffiti, mainly dated from the New Kingdom onwards. Here I shall revisit the graffiti on the Second Stela of Kamose, a portable royal monument the king ordered to be set up in the temple in a nowadays unknown location. His aim was to record his victories over the Hyksos and celebrate the glory of the main god of the temple, Amun. The two figural graffiti incised on the stela’s surfaces are proof of how people perceived, experienced and interacted with the monument through time.