Zev Radovan

In the 12th century B.C.E., the Egyptians influenced much of Beth-Shean’s material culture, from its pottery to its architecture. Among the administrative buildings exhibiting Egyptian features, the so-called Governor’s House contains many carved stone lintels bearing hieroglyphic inscriptions. The lintel bears a depiction of an Egyptian official, Ramesses-User-Khepesh (the garrison’s military commander), as well as a cartouche of Ramesses III.