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Pharoail’s Throne, Where Moses Pleaded, Will Be Reconstructed

August 13, 1924
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The throne room in the palace of Heremptah, believed to have been the Pharoah of the Exodus, in which Moses warred the ruler of the plagues that would befall Egypt, will soon be reconstructed within the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

The work will be carried on under the direction of Dr. Clarence S. Fisher, in the new Egyptian wing of the museum. Because the throne room, or chamber, had been ruined when the royal palace was burned shortly after the death of the Pharoah, and was afterward inundate by the Nile at Memphis, its reconstruction will be unusually difficult.

Gorgeously colored ornamentation that harmonized with the form##ty of the designs surrounded Moses when he held his conferences with Meremptah, according to Dr. Fisher.

When Moses appeared before the ruler he stood upon a slope that rose twenty inches at its greatest height at the far end of the room, where the dias stood, supporting the chair of state.

“The dias was of limestone,” said Dr. Fisher, “and the decoration on it was out in low relief and colored, like the floor.”

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