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Tomb of Seti I Tomb of Seti I
Photo by Raymon Kondos
© 2009 Your Egypt

The tomb of the 19th dynasty's Seti I is probably the biggest in the valley and one of the most beautiful. It is also complicated in its structure but lavishly decorated.

A series of sloping corridors lead you down to a shaft and then to a four-pillared room which has another side room with two pillars attached to it.

Two more sloping corridors take you from the main room to the antechamberWhat does it mean? and then to the vaulted burial chamber. The burial chamber has 6 columns and 5 side rooms attached to it. It has also a passage that descends deep inside the mountain. Archeologists debated the function of this passage but many now believe it was cut to reach the groundwater.

Seti I's anthropoid alabaster sarcophagusWhat does it mean? was taken to a London museum several years after Belzoni discovered the tomb in 1817.

The size of the tomb allowed more space for paintings featuring excerpts from the Book of the DeadWhat does it mean?, as well as the usual paintings of the king in the presence of the deities.

The mummy of Seti I was found in a cache at DeirWhat does it mean? El-Bahari.

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