Mortuary Temple of Seti I

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View of remaining buildings in the Mortuary Temple of Seti I
Plan of the temple

Coordinates: 25°43′58″N 32°37′41″E / 25.732720°N 32.628043°E / 25.732720; 32.628043 The Mortuary Temple of Seti I is the memorial temple (or mortuary temple) of Pharaoh Seti I.[1] It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor, near to the modern town of Qurna.

Construction[edit]

The temple seems to be constructed towards the end of the reign on Seti, and may have been completed by his son Ramesses the Great after his death.[2] One of the chambers contained a shrine or sanctuary dedicated to Seti's father Ramesses I, who ruled for under 2 years, and did not construct a mortuary temple for himself.

Current condition[edit]

The entire court and any pylons associated with it have been destroyed and are now buried under the modern town to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Creatness eclipsed by magnitude". Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  2. ^ Weigall, Arthur (1910). A Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt. London: Mentheun & Co. p. 258. ISBN 1-4253-3806-2.