Who Is Seti In Ancient Egypt

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tomb wall of seti the first seti the first seti the first 19th Dynasty: Seti I, the first of the line of warriors who turned all efforts toward recovering Egypt's prestige aboard. As soon as Seti I came to the throne, he faced serious danger from a coalition of Syrian city-states encouraged, and even sustained, by the Hittites. He was able to defeat the coalition and enable Egypt to regain control over Palestine. After repulsing a Libyan attack, we find Seti once again in northern Syria where Egyptian troops came into contact with the Hittites for the first time. He captured Kadesh but though the Hittites were forced to retire temporarily they retained their influence in northern Syria. The war was continued by his son Ramses II.…show more content…
Seti I was the father of perhaps Egypt's greatest rulers, Ramesses II , and was in his own right also a great leader.His birth name is Seti Mery-en-ptah, meaning 'He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah.To the Greeks, he was Sethos I, and his throne name was Men-maat-re, meaning 'Eternal is the Justice of Re'.He ruled Egypt for 13 years (though some Egyptologists differ on this matter, giving him a reign of between 15 and 20 years) from 1291 through 1278 BC. In order to rectify the instability under the Amarna kings, he early on set a policy of major building at home and a committed foreign policy. Seti was the son of Ramesses I and his queen, Sitre. He probably ruled as co-regent, evidenced by an inscription on a statue from Medamud. Seti married into his own military caste. His first wife was Tuya, who was the daughter of a lieutenant of charioteers. His first son died young, but his second son was Ramesses II. There was also a daughter, Tia, and a second daughter named Henutmire, who would become a minor queen of Ramesses…show more content…
Behind the temple at Abydos Seti build another remarkable structure known as the Osireion .Completely underground, originally a long tunnel decorated with painted scenes from the Book of Gates led to a huge hall.This whole structure with a central mound surrounded by canal water was symbolic of the origins of life from the primeval waters.It was here that Seti rested after his death and before being taken to his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Other building projects included a small temple at Abydos dedicated to Seti's father, Ramesses I, his own mortuary temple at Thebes, and his best building project of all, his tomb in the Valley of the Kings .This tomb, one of the few actually completed, was without doubt the finest in the Valley of the Kings, as well as the longest and
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