Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

SHESHONQ WAS HERE. When archaeologists from the University of Chicago began major excavations at the important Biblical site of Megiddo in the 1920s, they came across this 15-inch stone fragment from a previous excavation’s dump carved with cartouches of Pharaoh Sheshonq I. The fragment, originally part of a 10-foot-high victory stela erected by the pharaoh, confirms that Sheshonq invaded northern Israel and sacked Megiddo, just as he claims in the Bubastite Portal relief.