The Hall K of Seti I’s tomb

Seti I was pharaoh of Egypt around the year 1290 BC and he was the second king of the Nineteenth Dynasty to which his son Ramses II belonged. His tomb has the reference KV17 in the King’s Valley and it’s another extant example of astronomical ceiling divided in two panels. One of them have 35 columns and in the first 23 columns we find the decans with their numbers of stars and their representative gods and goddesses. For example, column 22 describes Orion and column 18 describes the Egg. There also are Jupiter, Saturn and a retrograding Mars behind Isis in columns 24-26 and Mercury and Venus are described in columns 34 and 35:

In the other panel we have the circumpolar constellations in the central part between two series of gods and goddesses walking to the center of the picture:

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At the right we can see the Hippopotamus with the crocodile holding a cane where there are two ropes tied to the bull’s tail. This bull represents the Ursa Major and there is the goddess Serqet in front of it who has a falcon next to her feet. Below this falcon there is the Lion and the crocodile and the man fighting as we have also seen in Senenmut’s tomb. A man with a solar disk on his head is holding the ropes and Anu is standing on the cane.

Location: Seti I’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings (map)

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