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King Seti I

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King Seti I Who built Abydos Temple

King Seti I (1294-1279 BC) was a pharaoh of Egypt’s new kingdom (1550-1050 BC), one of the 19 dynasties. Seth is the god of chaos, storms, violence, and disorder, and his name “Seti” means “Of Seth.” He was known as Menmaatre, which means “Eternal is Re’s justice,” and Merenptah, which means “Man of Set, Beloved of Ptah,” and Sethos, which means “Man of Set, Beloved of Ptah” in Greek. Because of the numerous achievements of his reign, King Seti I is regarded as one of the most significant pharaohs in ancient Egyptian history.

King Seti I’s Family Tree

Pharaoh Ramses I and Queen Sitre had a son named Seti I. He had four children with Queen Tuya, one of them was his successor Ramsess II a.k.a. Ramses the Great. Before becoming king, he held positions like troop commander, lead archer, and vizier. Because the pharaoh had the unfortunate habit of repeatedly altering the dates of prior reigns in order to erase the unpopular pharaohs from history, little much is known.

King Seti I’s Achievements

The reign of King Seti I was prosperous; he was a brilliant builder, erecting many amazing structures and considerably expanding the borders of ancient Egypt. He was able to recover Egypt’s lost status, which had been lost during the turbulent last days of the 18th dynasty. King Ramses II completed his father’s work by defeating the Hittite army in the battle of Kadesh and creating the first documented peace treaty in history. Seti I led a great army of 60,000 men and fought many battles in the north of Palestine and Syria, including battles with the Hittite army led by King Muwatallis. He established several new quarries for stone and precious metals, which he used to create magnificent sculptures and obelisks. He excavated a lot of wells and renovated a lot of temples and shrines. The construction of the mystical hypostyle hall at Karnak, begun by his father Ramses I, was resumed by King Seti I. He built several temples, including the beautiful Seti Temple at Abydos, which honors various gods including Osiris, Horus, Isis, Amen-Re, Ptah, and Re-Harakhte. Other temples, including the mortuary temple at Qurna near Thebes, the temple of Elephantine, the desert temple at northern Edfu, and the temple of Buhen, were all devoted to the gods and pharaohs to show the intimate relationship between the people, the pharaohs, and the gods.

King Seti I’s Constructions

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Seti I’s tomb, known as “The Tomb of Apis,” “The Tomb of Psammis, Son of Nechois,” and “Belzoni’s Tomb,” is located in the Valley of the Kings. Giovanni Battista Belzoni found the grave in 1817. The mausoleum was 136 meters long (446 ft). The tomb’s entrance is reached through a descending flight of stairs that leads to a hallway and a second stairway. A rectangular shaft behind the second corridor leads into an 8 m wide chamber with four massive pillars linked to a second hall. A complicated hall with six pillars and two chapels may be found. The burial room is magnificent, with stars on the ceilings and passages from the Book of the Gates and Amduat etched on the walls. In the burial room of the tomb, there is an alabaster sarcophagus that houses his mummy, as well as beautiful magnificent art that depicts a portion of his past.

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