The Obelisk of Hatshepsut

The Obelisk of Hatshepsut
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THE LIVING HORUS USERITKAU (MIGHTY OF DOUBLES). Nebti Uatchit Renput (Flourishing of years). Golden Horus Neterit Khau. Nesu-bat Maat-Ka-Ra (Truth is the Ka of Ra). Daughter of Ra Hatshepsut-Khnemit Amen (Foremost of the holy ones, the counterpart of Amen), living for ever and ever, Daughter of Amen-Ra, darling of his heart, one and only, existing through him, glorious essence of Nebertcher (i.e. Lord of the Universe), her beauty was created by the Spirits of Anu (i.e. Ra, Shu and Tefnut), the Conquerors of the Two Lands (i.e. Egypt), like Ari-su (i.e. He who was self-made), [whom] he created to wear his crowns. creatress of [many] forms like Khepera, diademed with diadems like the God of the Two Horizons (i.e. HerAakhuti).

The holy egg, the glorious offspring, the suckling of the two goddesses of great magical powers, the one raised up by Amen himself upon his throne in Southern Anu (i.e. Hermonthis, or Armant), the one chosen by him to shepherd Egypt, to hold in check the Pat and the Rekhit (two classes of the Egyptian people), the Horus woman who avengeth her father, the eldest daughter of Kamutef (i.e. the self-begotten and self-produced god), the woman begotten by Ra to make for him a glorious posterity upon earth to protect the Hememit (a class of people?), his living image, King of the South and the North, Maat-Ka-Ra, the woman who is the tcham (i.e. either refined shining copper or ‘white’ gold) of kings. She made [them] as her monument to her father, Amen, Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands (i.e. Thebes), President of the Apts (i.e. Karnak).