Lintel of Thutmose I
The lintel, a horizontal board or stone above a door, is decorated with the cartouche of Thutmose I as well as figures of Seth and Nubti sculpted on either side of the cartouche.
The falcon Horus is standing above the Serekh, or palace facade, on which is inscribed the Horus name of the King, Ka-nakht-mery-Maat, which means the “strong bull,” and “the one who loves justice.”
Thutmose I was the third king of the 18 Dynasty and was most famous for being the father of Hatshepsut. He also expanded Egypt’s borders into Syria, and crushed a Nubian rebellion shortly after his coronation. Thutmose I is also famous for greatly expanding the temple at Karnak.
Thutmose I was probably the first king to be buried in the Valley of the Kings. His predecessor, Amenhotep I (who may have been his father) may also have been the first, but the mummy of Amenhotep I has been moved several times so it is unclear where his original burial site was.
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose I, ca. 1506-1493 BC. From from Kom Bilal (near Deir el-Ballas), West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. main floor, room 12, JE 31881