The 400 Year Inscription at Tanis
“…..thy ka, O Set, son of Nut, mayest thou grant a happy life following thy ka, to the ka of….[Seti]. Live…. King Ramses II, sovereign, who equips the Two Lands with monuments in his name, so that Re rises in heaven for love of him, King Ramses II. His majesty commanded to make a great stela of granite, in the great name of his fathers, in order that the name of his grandfather, King Menmare, Son of Re: Seti-Merneptah, might be exalted, enduring and abiding forever, like Re, every day.
In the year 400, in the 4th month of the 3rd season, on the 4th day, of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt: Opehtiset; Son of Re, his beloved: Nubti, whom Harakhte desires to be forever and ever; came the hereditary prince, governor of the (residence) city, vizier, fan-bearer on the right of the king, chief of bowmen, governor of foreign countries, commandant of the fortress of Tharu, chief of the foreign gendarmes, king’s scribe, master of horse, chief priest of the Ram-god, lord of Mendes, High Priest of Set, ritual priest of Buto-Upet-Towe, chief of prophets of all gods, Seti, triumphant, son of the hereditary prince, governor of the residence city, vizier, chief of bowmen, governor of foreign countries, commandant of the fortress of Tharu, king’s scribe, master of horse, Peramses, triumphant; born of the lady, the musician of Re, Teya, triumphant. He said: `Hail to thee, O Set, son of Nut, great in strength in the barque of millions of years, overthrowing enemies in front of the barque of Re, great in terror, ….. [grant m]e a happy life following thy ka, while I remain in ….”