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Interior of the Great Temple

Great Temple of Pharaoh Seti I - Abydos - Capital Cities

The Temple’s Inner Sanctum

The Helicopter Hieroglyphs

What: It is the result of carved stone being re-carved

Why: The initial carving was done on the instructions of Pharaoh Seti I, and reads: “He who repulses the nine enemies of Egypt”. This was later filled with plaster and then carved over, the second carving reads: “He who protects Egypt and overthrows the foreign countries” and was commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II, the son of Pharaoh Seti I

Now: Plaster has eroded and shows both carvings partially visible and overlapping