Faience Plaque with Maathorneferure's name Digitalegypt
Mention of Queen Maathorneferure
papyrus from Gurob Digitalegypt
[...] small bag
the king's wife Maathorneferure
(may she live) (the daughter of) the great ruler of Khatti
[...] Dayt garment of 28 cubits, 4 palms, breadth 4 cubits, [bag?] of
14 cubits, 2 palms, breath 4 cubits - 2 items [...] palms, breath 4
stela of Ramses II
Thou didst command the land of Kheta, thou
takest captive the people [...] with all their possessions, the eldest
daughter being at their head, to [...] before thy beautiful
face. Thou commandest them [...] under thy feet forever and ever,
together with the whole land of Kheta. While thou shinest upon the
throne of Re, every land is under [thy] feet, forever.
chief of Kheta sent, asking of me permanent peace.
Never did he
for them. now [afterward]
under the great fame
of the Lord of the Two Lands, King Ramses (II).
Then spake the chief of the land of Kheta to his [army] and his nobles,
saying: "Now is our land devastated; Sutekh [is] our lord [to protect]
us, (but) [he has] not [...] fighting with them. We have been taken
captive with all our possessions; my eldest daughter being before them
Then they [came] with [their] possessions, and [their] splendid [gifts]
before them, of silver and gold, marvels many and great, horses to
[...] them, [...] living things [...] .
[...] to delight the heart of his majesty, saying:
"Behold, the great
chief of Kheta comes, bringing his eldest daughter, bearing much
tribute, being everything [...] . The chief of Kheta, together with
the chief of [Kode and people] of Kheta, are bringing them. They have
traversed many mountains and difficult ways, that they might reach the
boundaries of his majesty [...] " His majesty received the
[word] [...] [in] the palace, with joy of heart.
When he heard such strange and unexpected matters[...] he commanded
the army and the princes to receive in front of them in haste.
Then his majesty took counsel [for] the army with his own heart,
saying: "What are these newcomers like! When there goes not a messenger
to Zahi in these days of flood on the upper [heights] in winter."
Then he offered an oblation for [...] and for Sutekh. Then he came
[pray]ing, saying: "Heaven is [...] and earth is under [thy feet]. That
which thou commandest is all that happens. Thou /// to make the flood
and the cold upon the [heights] [...] which thou hast assigned
to me, King Ramses (II)." Then his father, Sutekh, heard every [wor]d
[...] his army came, their limbs being sound, and they
were long in
stride [...] The daughter of the great chief of Kheta marched in
[front] of the army [...] of his majesty in following her. They were
mingled with foot and horse of Kheta; they were warriors
as well as regulars; they ate and they drank [not] fighting face to
face [...] between them, after the manner of the god himself,
King Ramses (II). The great chiefs of every land came; they were bowed
down, turning back in fear, when they saw [his majesty; the chief of]
Kheta [came] among them, [to seek the favor] of King Ramses (II).
(James Henry Breasted Ancient
Egypt, Part Three, § 415ff.)