Opinions & Features January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

Four great Egyptian mummies and the interesting stories behind them

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am | Opinions & Features

The mummified face of Pharoah Seti I via Facebook/Vintage Photos

Seti I

The mummified face of Menmaatre Seti I, also known as Sety I of the New Kingdom’s Nineteenth Dynasty, pleasantly surprised Egyptologists for its superior preservation. His face is regarded as one of the best-preserved in the world as well as in Ancient Egypt’s annals. Dying about 3,298 years ago, Seti I is reckoned to have ruled when Egypt was at one of its most affluent peaks from 1290 to 1279 BCE. He was the father of Ramesses II. The tomb of this extremely powerful and handsome ruler was brought to the world’s attention by the rebellious researcher Giovanni Battista Belzoni on October 16, 1817. The tomb located in the Valley of the Kings, known as KV17, is the longest tomb in the entire necropolis. It’s about 137 meters (449 ft.).

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