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.


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.


  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.