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Transcript of Seti I
The Warrior King
Seti I (also known as Sethi I) ruled in the 19th dynasty from 1290 BCE to 1279 BCE
Considered to be the greatest Pharaoh of the 19th dynasty
He was a great warrior, leading many successful campaigns
He also built the Temple of Seti I at Abydos and the Osireion
In the temple an important artifact known as the Table of Abydos was found
Like his father (Ramsses II), Seti I was a great military leader
In the early years of his reign, Seti led his army north to restore Egyptian prestige, which had been partly lost during the troubled years of the late 18th dynasty.
He reoccupied Egyptian posts and territory in Syrian territory
He also brought Damascus back into Egyptian control
Seti led his army northward to restore Egyptian territory
He battled in Northern Palestine and Syria
He also fought with the Hittite people
After his battles he secured a peace treaty expanding Egyptian borders
Opened mines, quarries, and wells
He also restored temples and shrines in disrepair
Also continued working on the Great Hypostyle Hall
His tomb in the King's Valley was the largest and deepest
Other than wars and military campaigns, he began one of the greatest eras in art and culture in ancient Egypt. The temples built at this time were some of the most beautiful, his own tomb among the most alluring.
Rebuilt temples and shrines that had fallen into decay or ruin
Built the great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak, one of the most impressive monuments of Egyptian architecture, covering 50,000 ft and a roof supported by 134 columns
One of the most well preserved tombs found
The longest, measuring 136m.
the first tomb to feature decorations on every passageway and chamber.
After the turmoil-filled reign of the 18th dynasty
Pharaohs, Egypt was declining
Some territories were lost such as Syria
Seti I had to restore Egypt to its former glory
In the great temple of Abydos, an artifact was found that has been compared to the Rosetta Stone in its importance.
Contained a chronological list of past Pharaohs and details of their dynasties
Controversial rulers like Akhenaten and Tutankhamun were left off the list
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Tomb of Seti I