TRIUMPHANT PHARAOH. Riding in his chariot, Seti I (1294–1279 BC) is shown returning from a military campaign in Canaan surrounded by Asiatic captives. This relief from the northern wall of the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak depicts the “double” eastern frontier fortress of Tjaru, with its two forts (highlighted) separated by a crocodile-infested branch of the Nile. Located at the western end of the ancient coastal road between Egypt and Gaza, Tjaru was a large town and strategic fortress—the staging point for Egyptian military campaigns into Canaan—and a key point for monitoring traffic into and out of Egypt, even down to Jeremiah’s time.