Temple of Seti I

Built by Ramses II in memory of his father, One of the chambers contains a shrine dedicated to Seti’s father Ramesses I

Luxor, Egypt

Coordinates: 25.732747, 32.628134

The Temple of Seti I is the memorial temple of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Seti I. It is located in the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor (Thebes). The edifice is situated near the town of Qurna.

Menmaatre Seti I was a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt, the son of Ramesses I and Sitre, and the father of Ramesses II. As with all dates in Ancient Egypt, the actual dates of his reign are unclear, and various historians claim different dates, with 1294 BC to 1279 BC and 1290 BC to 1279 BC being the most commonly used by scholars today.


The temple seems to have been constructed toward the end of the reign of Seti, and may have been completed by his son Ramesses the Great after his death.

One of the chambers contains a shrine dedicated to Seti’s father Ramesses I. The ruler reigned a little under two years, and did not construct a mortuary temple for himself.

The entire court and any pylons associated with the site are now in ruins, and much of the eastern part of the complex is buried under the modern town of Qurna.

Know This

Very few people stop here, although it is almost right on the way to the Valley of the Kings. You can rest in the shade under the palm trees. The ticket is also cheaper than other temples.

Tickets to enter are not at this site. They, along with any other less popular places are sold in a central ticket office in the west bank village. Its a small shabby building