1817 – The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I is discovered
Tomb KV17, located in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and also known by the names “Belzoni’s tomb”, “the Tomb of Apis”, and “the Tomb of Psammis, son of Nechois”, is the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I of the Nineteenth Dynasty.
It was first discovered by Giovanni Battista Belzoni on 16th October 1817. When he first entered the tomb he found the wall paintings in excellent condition with the paint on the walls still looking fresh and some of the artists paints and brushes still on the floor.
The longest tomb in the valley, at 137.19 meters (450.10 feet), it contains very well preserved reliefs in all but two of its eleven chambers and side rooms.
The sarcophagus removed 1824, on behalf of the British consul Henry Salt is in the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.
Extra Note: It is one of the best decorated tombs in the valley, but now is closed to the public due to damage.
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