Find Remains of Shishak Monument at Megiddo

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Dr. Clarence S. Fisher, former curator of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, has discovered a fragment of stone bearing the name of King Shishak of Egypt, who is mentioned in the Bible in I. Kings, XIV, 25 and 26, advices received here state.

The discovery is unusually important in that it may corroborate King Shishak’s own account of his capture of Armageddon, which is the modern Megiddo. Dr. Fisher’s discovery was made at the University of Chicago expedition’s headquarters at the Mound of Megiddo.

The fragment, according to the dispatch, is evidently a part of what may have been a memorial tablet set up by Shishak to commemorate his conquest in the Tenth Century before the Christian era, of Armageddon, as well as Jerusalem, and other cities. The King himself narrated the conquest on the walls of Temples in Egyptian cities.

The dispatch quotes Dr. James S. Breasted, eminent Egyptologist, as follows:

“Should the entire monument be found piecemeal, it may be that we would recover the Egyptian version of the capture of Jerusalem by Shishak.”

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