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Seti I
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Pharaoh. Born Seti Merenptah the son of Ramses I and his primary wife Queen Sitre, he became the second pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty ruling from 1291 to 1278 BC. Seti's foreign policy included campaigns to Palestine during the last months of his father's rule, an expedition to Syria close to his first year as pharaoh; he garrisoned cities in the Egyptian Syrian territory, crushed rebellion in Nubian Irem, plundered Palestine, and brought Damascus under Egyptian control. His Great Wife was Queen Tuya, with whom he had at least four children. His first son died young, his second son became Ramses II, daughters were Tia and Henutmire, who would become a minor wife of Ramses II. His building projects included an immense mortuary complex at Abydos and the initial construction on the great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. He was said to have had built a great canal connecting the Nile with the Red Sea. In the Valley of the Kings he had built the longest and deepest tomb in the Valley and it is generally regarded as one of the finest. His tomb marked the first time that decorations covered every passage and chamber. Cut 300 feet into the cliffs, the tomb was discovered in October 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni. Over 700 ushabti funerary figurines were entombed with the pharaoh. Seti's mummy, however, was not found until it came to light with the discovery of the Deir el-Bahari cache of royal mummies in 1881. Seti's is said to be the finest example of all surviving royal mummies. He has also been known variously as Sethos and Merenptah. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
   Ramses I
  Queen Sitre
 
 Children:
   Ramses II*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valley of the Kings
Luxor
Luxor, Egypt
 
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Record added: Jul 29, 2003
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- Joseph M. Petri
 Added: May. 24, 2015

- Joseph M. Petri
 Added: May. 24, 2015
A magnificent tomb! Rest in Peace, Seti. See you in the afterlife of Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: May. 26, 2014
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