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  • Seti Rule:19th Dynasty: 1290-1279 BC,
    Predecessor:Father Ramses 1
    Nomen:Birth name: Seti: He of the god Seth
    Praenomen:Throne name: Menmaatre: Eternal is the Justice of Ra
    Consorts:Tuya daughter of a charioteer
    Capital City:Avaris (Pi-Ramesse)
    Reign:- He is the father of Egypt's greatest rulers, Ramses 2, Seti revitalized Egypt after the troubled years of the Amarna period, and restored foreign prestige.
    - He fought a series of wars in Western Asia, Libya and Nubia which ended in victories, and the capture of the Syrian town of Kadesh, and neighboring territory of Amurru from the Hittite Empire.
    Kadesh had been lost from Egypt since the time of Akhenaten, Seti entered the city and erected a victory stela at the site, without succeeding in completely destroying the Hittites as a great danger to Egypt.
    However these campaigns announced the return of Egyptian power in the region
    - He opened new granite quarries at Aswan to build obelisks and colossal statues. This event was commemorated on two rock stelae found in the city.
    He began construction in the great Hypostyle Hall and the 2nd pylons in the Temple of Amun at Karnak, which his son Ramses 2 later finished.
    At Abydos, he built a remarkable temple with seven sanctuaries. The temple is constructed of limestone. It was unfinished at his death and his son Ramesses II completed the temple though little of his decoration reaches the supreme standard of that of his father.
    Burial:- Seti's tomb in the Valley of Kings KV 17 is the longest, deepest (at 100 meters), and most complete tomb in the valley
    Successor:Son Ramses 2 out of Queen Tuya
    Wikipedia:Seti 1

    photos: Osireion

    This is an integral part of Seti I's funeral complex, and was built to resemble a Valley of Kings tomb.

    Photos: Temple of Seti at Abydos

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