The Burial Chamber of King Seti I

The vaulted ceiling of Seti I’s lower burial chamber represents the firmament and the stars within it. Different constellations from the night sky—including Ursa Major, which is a bull in ancient Egyptian cosmology (right)—appear, positioned between processions of the gods.

The Burial Chamber of King Seti I
The Burial Chamber of King Seti I. Photo: Araldo De Luca

Tomb of Seti I (KV17), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

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