Burial site of Lord Nefer-Ti-Ru; Son of King Khufu. c.2637-2614 BC, Fourth Dynasty of Egypt (Gosford, NSW, Australia)

Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge

At Gosford near Sydney, Australia, is a sandstone cleft, which contains about 300 Egyptian hieroglyphs. The free translation of these glyphs shows it is the burial site of a Son of Khufu (Cheops), the 2nd king of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt (Old Kingdom). He died because he was bitten by a poisonous snake. Together with his brother Lord Djeseb they were the leaders of an expedition to Australia. The text on both walls of the cleft consists of c.26 paragraphs. It is the largest collection of Egyptian hieroglyphs outside Egypt and Sudan.