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The Great Temple of Pharaoh Seti I

Abydos - Capital Cities

What: Mortuary Temple to Pharaoh Seti I. Included inside are 7 Chapels built within the Temple for the worship of Pharaoh Seti I and the principal deities; Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Amun-Re, Osiris, Isis and Horus. At the rear is the Osirian, a Tomb memorial for Pharaoh Seti I and the God Osiris


When:
1290–1279 BC

Why: Serves as a memorial to Pharaoh Seti I and honours his father’s Temple, Pharaoh Ramses I

Who: Built for Pharaoh Seti I

 
Person Of Interest: Dorothy Louise Eady : Omm Sety : keeper of the Temple of Seti I in Abydos
 
Notes: Contains the Abydos King List, the Helicopter hieroglyphs and the Osirion

The Abydos Kings List

What: Lists the 76 names of Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Where: Wall of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos

Why: Sole source to date of the Pharaohs of 7th and 8th Dynasties, but it leaves off Pharaohs that the carvers considered “illegitimate” i.e.

– the Hyksos, click here for information about the Hyksos
– Hatshepsut, click here for information about controversial Pharaoh Hatshepsut 
– Akhenaten, click here for information about “heretic” Pharaoh Akhenaten
– Smenkhkare, click here for information about the shadowy Pharaoh Smenkhkare
– Tutankhamen, click here for information about the boy King Pharaoh Tutankhamen
– Ay, click here for information “usurper” about Pharaoh Ay