The first comprehensive treatment of one of Egypt’s most iconic pharaohs
King Sethy I (also transcribed as Seti, Sethi and Sethos) ruled for around a decade in the early thirteenth century BC. His lifetime coincided with a crucial point in Egyptian history, following the ill-starred religious revolution of Akhenaten, and heralding the last phase of Egypt’s imperial splendor. As the second scion of a wholly new royal family, his reign did much to set the agenda for the coming decades, both at home and abroad. Sethy was also a great builder, apparently with exquisite artistic taste, to judge from the unique quality of the decoration of his celebrated monuments at Abydos and Thebes. This richly illustrated book tells the story of Sethy's career and monuments, not only in ancient times, but in modern history, and the impact of his legacy on today’s understanding and appreciation of ancient Egypt.
Preface Abbreviations and Conventions Introduction 1. The cradle of Sethy I 2. The reign of Sethy I 3. The mansion of millions of years and the house of eternity 4. Limbo 5. Resurrection Notes Chronology Bibliography Illustrations Sources Index
Aidan Dodson is a senior research fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol, UK, where he teaches Egyptology. He is the author of twenty books and over 300 reviews and articles.
"This well-illustrated book, aimed at a wide readership, presents a summary of what we know so far of the life and reign of Sethy I."—Ancient Egypt Magazine
"Plenty of food for thought for armchair archaeologists."—AramcoWorld
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