Fragment of a Wall Decoration from the Tomb of Seti I

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 March 2018

This polychrome hieroglyphic inscription includes parts of the "Litany of the Eyes of Horus". The hieroglyphic signs were painted with vibrant colors and carved in raised relief on a white background, forming five vertical lines. The signs face the burial chamber of the Egyptian pharaoh Seti I (also written Sety, Sethi, or Sethos) and the fragment came from the north wall of the corridor. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Seti I, 1294-1279 BCE. From Tomb number 17 in the Valley of the Kings, modern-day Egypt. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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