chapter  2
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THE EARLIER PROCLAMATION

The decree that we know as the "Earlier Proclamation" was initially carved on two stelae (M and X) cut into the promontories that define respectively the southern and northern limits of the plain on the east side of the river. Stela K was added later, about half a kilometer to the south of M. I No monuments inscribed with this text have been found on the west bank and there is no reason to believe that any were ever placed there.