Rameses I and Queen Sitre gave birth to the second king in the 19th dynasty, Seti I. He was a good military leader, just like his father.
Seti took 3 divisions of 60,000 men each into battle on a campaign in Asia. There, he reoccupied Egyptian posts and also garrisoned cities in the Syrian territory. He brought Damascus back into Egyptian control and plundered Palestine. The Hitties were becoming the most powerful state, but Seti reconciled with them. He completed his father's plan by converting the court between the 2nd and 3rd pylons into a vast hypo style hall in Karnak. At Abydos, Seti built his vast mortuary complex. He built his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, located near Thebes. It was the largest tomb, cut 300 feet into the cliffs. 700 Shabti were buried with him. Shabti are wooden or stone carved figures to comply with the requests of the gods by accompaning him in the afterlife.
His tomb was vandalized so his body was relocated at Dier el Bahri. Now it is currently located at the Cairo Museum.
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