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Seti I Temple Seti I Temple
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt


The building of the temple was begun by Seti I and finished by his son Ramesses II after his father's death.

   
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The temple starts with two outer courts that were built by Ramesses II. The first has inscriptions of Ramesses describing his completion for the temple. The second hypostyleWhat does it mean? hall (See Image 2) leads to 7 rectangular-shaped chapels dedicated to gods PtahWho is this deity?, Re-HarakhtyWho is this deity?, Amun-ReWho is this deity?, OsirisWho is this deity?, IsisWho is this deity?, HorusWho is this deity? and even Seti I himself.
They all end with false doors except the chapel of Osiris which has a 'true' door that leads to a hall with large columns. This has also shrines dedicated to Horus, Isis and Seti I.

A door to the left of the chapels leads to a southern hall that is dedicated to northern deities. The southern wing is accessible by an entrance to the left to the latter door. This leads you to a corridor whose wall bears a list of Egyptian kings. This helped archeologists to know more about history. The list missed some rulers considered either usurpers or renegade (See Image 5).

This southern room contains storerooms and abattoirs. From here a staircase would lead you out of the temple to the Osireion.

The Osireion:
The OsireionWhat does it mean? is the cenotaphWhat does it mean? of King Seti I, now in ruins. The damage was caused mainly by sewage. Seti I was buried at Luxor but this symbolic temple was kind of a practice by some kings (See Image 6).
       
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