Mortuary Temple of Seti I

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View of remaining buildings in the Mortuary Temple of Seti I
Plan of the temple
Hieroglyphs from the temple, now relocated to Karnak

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 the New Kingdom Pharaoh Seti I.[1] Located in the Theban necropolis of Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor, it resides near the modern town of Qurna.


The temple seems to have been constructed toward 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 contains a shrine dedicated to Seti's father Ramesses I. The ruler reigned a little under two years, and did not construct a mortuary temple for himself.

Current condition[edit]

The entire court and any pylons associated with the site are now in ruins, and much of the eastern part of the complex is buried under the modern town of Qurna.


  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.