Seti I
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Menmaatre Seti I
Age Died 1279 BC
Sex Male
Status Pharaoh Of 19th Dynasty of Egypt (Abydos)
Height 5'7
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1290-1279 BC
Site KV17
Current Location
Location London
Catalog # Unclear

Seti I was a Pharaoh of the New Kingdom 19th Dynasty and was the son of Ramesses I and Queen Sitre. King Seti I was the father of Ramesses II who can be seen as one of the most intriguing Egyptian kings next to the famous Tutankhamen. The name Seti originates from the root word ‘Set’, who was the Egyptian God of chaos, war and storms.


Seti I was found in 1817 in the Valley of the Kings.
His tomb was one of the first to be found decorated and was very large in size. The mummy which was partially unwrapped by archaeologists, was in a fine state of preservation and was virtually undamaged by tomb raiders. The mummy shows impressive facial features as this is the part of the mummy that displays the best preservation. This mummy was preserved with a solid form of natron which allowed the mummy to dry out as the natron would dissolve most body fats. The body of the mummy was then padded and had any incisions sewn up. The body was then treated with resins, spices as well as natural oils to help maximize preservation.


Seti I’s cause of death or pathology is unclear. No known source of death and or disease is known as the organs and other biologically components of the mummy were removed. Unusually his heart was found to be in an opposit position from the norm.


Seti’s tomb is one of the most glorified tombs in the Valley of Kings

Was referred to as one of the great Egyptian warriors

The tomb was discovered by Giovanni Belzoni

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