Pharaoh Seti I

The god Thoth with Seti I, in the Tomb of Seti I (KV17)

“The ancients thought of death as the essential prelude to life. The two form a polarity; one is meaningless without the other, and they alternate in all spheres of nature - among men, animals, vegetation and stars. Death is passing from one kind of time to another - from life yesterday to life tomorrow. What is in the Underworld belongs to death, but it is in a state of becoming, where the ‘form’ or shape of things is given in which they will later “appear.””

Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt by R. T. Rundle Clark

Sir John Soane’s Greatest Treasure: The Sarcophagus of Seti I 

Sir John Soane’s Greatest Treasure describes one of the most important antiquities ever found in Egypt - the beautiful calcite sarcophagus of the pharaoh Seti I. Discovered in 1817 in the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings by the flamboyant explorer Giovanni Belzoni, the sarcophagus now resides in Sir John Soane’s Museum in London’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Leading Egyptologist John H. Taylor outlines the life of Seti I, the background to the creation of the sarcophagus, the excitement surrounding its discovery and the fascinating story of its journey to London and its acquisition by Sir John Soane. At the heart of the book is a fully illustrated interpretation of the complex imagery and hieroglyphic inscriptions which cover the delicately carved surfaces of the sarcophagus. The book also includes an essay by Helen Dorey on the celebrations held at the Museum to welcome the arrival of the sarcophagus of Seti I in 1825. Sir John Soane’s Greatest Treasure is published to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the sarcophagus in 1817, and to accompany a major exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum, opening in October 2017.

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Thebes, City of the Living. Crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti I. Home of Imhotep, Pharaoh’s high priest, keeper of the dead; birthplace of Anck-Su-Namun, Pharaoh’s mistress. No other man was allowed to touch her; but for their love, they were willing to risk life itself.”

Tomb of Osiris – Egyptian god of the dead – found in necropolis

A tomb complex has been discovered in the necropolis at the West Bank of Thebes, complete with multiple shafts and chambers, say archaeologists.

Inside the tomb, researchers discovered a carving of Osiris and a wall relief with an illustration of a demon holding knives.

According to EFE, the Spanish news agency, the tomb is a smaller version of the Osireion, constructed during the reign of pharaoh Seti I, in the city of Abydos, Luxor.

Scientists believe the tomb dates back to the 25th dynasty (760-656 BCE).

The underground complex is made up of a large hall, supported by five pillars, with a staircase from the north wall of the main room, leading down to the funerary area. Read more.