Tomb of Seti I

Tomb of Seti I Valley of the Kings

The largest, deepest and most elaborate royal tomb within the Valley of the Kings was discovered in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni, who recalled the near perfect preservation of the immaculately painted walls when he entered. It’s no surprise that the pharaoh Seti I—whose reign saw great advancement in arts—was the first to decorate every wall and passage within the tomb with vibrant colorful depictions from his reign. Subsequent kings and queens utilized this technique in their tombs as well, although none can match the scale of this tomb’s opulence. Most tourists will scuff at the additional entry fee, but those who agree can expect to enjoy the “Sistine Chapel” of Egypt all to themselves. Contact Indagare to arrange a tour.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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