The building of the temple was begun by Seti
I and finished by his son Ramesses
II after his father's death.
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 hypostyle
hall (See Image 2) leads to 7 rectangular-shaped chapels dedicated
to gods Ptah,
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.
is the cenotaph
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).