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Large Stele of Seti I
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View of a replica of a large stela of Seti I.  The original is in the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem.  It was found in a secondary context.

It is an important inscription from the land of Canaan in Egyptian Hieroglyphics.    It describes how rulers of the cities of Mammath and Pehel attached Beth Shean, an Egyptian administrative town, in an attempt to seize power.  They faile, and in the first year of the reign of Setis I, King of Egypt, three regiments crushed the rebellion.  This stele was set up in Beth Shean to commemorate the event, citing the towns of Rehov, Yenoam, and Beth Shean.

A translation of the inscription can be found in ANET pp. 253-54.