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UPON THE DISCOVERY OF PHARAOH WOSERIBRE SENEBKAY
(SECOND INTERMEDIARY PERIOD)

So there’s some hope for us still -- four thousand
Years later, an archeologist of the Final Darkness
Will find a written trace & say: „Mirlenien
Reigned here, son of Ka, adoring the Goddess Nut
& the comradely people in arms, in order
To afford happiness. His tomb
In exquisite pink marble is alas much
Destroyed in the Age of Plunder, the magnificent
Paintings only in part preserved. His skeleton shows
A height much above normal. A totally forgotten
Page of history looms hereby
Darkly up.”

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  Darko R. Suvin