Graffito from the 1st year of Thutmose III from Saqqara

Graffito dating to year 1 of Thutmose III is a visitor's inscription left in the Step Pyramid's South Chamber by Ptah-hotep mentioning the presence of Thutmose III in the Southern City (i.e. Thebes) for building monuments for Amun-Ra.


  • Peden Alexander J., The Graffiti of Pharaonic Egypt: Scope and Roles of Informal Writings (c.3100-332 BC), Probleme der Ägyptologie 17, Leiden, Boston, Köln 2001, 62 n. 19
  • Quibell James Edward, Firth Cecil M., Excavations at Saqqara. The Step Pyramid. Volume I. - Text, Le Caire 1935, 80 [D]
  • Navrátilová Hana, The Visitors’ Graffiti of Dynasties XVIII and XIX in Abusir and Northern Saqqara, Prague 2007, 85-86, pls 24, 42a