David Harris

A Ramesside funerary stela, found in 1882 by Père Marie-Joseph Lagrange, founder of the Dominican monastery at the École Biblique, refers to a person guarding the local “ruler” of Jerusalem, according to Egyptologist Christoffer Theis. Theis’s recent study of the 17 hieroglyphs inscribed on the 5.4-by-4.8-inch fragment also indicates a Ramesside date (c. 1250 B.C.E.).