The Excavation: Puzzle 02

The narrow staircase opens up into a ransacked antechamber. All that’s left are some broken pots, plus one corroded bronze sword.

Your torch light hits on a prayer to the sun marked into the wall.

Opposite are four doorways. Where to go?

Enter your answer below. The king is a …

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Plate 28 : Colossal Head of Red Granite by Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) from Plates illustrative of the researches and operations in Egypt and Nubia (1820). Original from The New York Public Library. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.
Hint 1
Each arm has a different number of marks before you get to the hand. The E is there to start you off.
Hint 2
On one arm, there are four marks before you get to the letter E. So E is the fifth letter…
Hint 3
Four marks gets you to E, so on the arm next to it, three marks gets you to D …
Solution
The word you need is DEIFIED. So you go through the door marked The king is a god.