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The tomb of king Sethi The First KV17

A - entrance steps with passage
B - 1st corridor
(scenes from the Litany of Re and the king before Re-Horakhty)
C - steps
(scenes from the Amduat and Litany of Re)
D - 2nd corridor
(scenes from the Amduat)
E - deep well shaft
(scenes of the king before various deities)
F - four-pillared hall
(decorated with Osiris shrine and scenes from the Book of Gates)
G - lower passage
('opening of the mouth' ceremony)
H - two-pillared side room
(scenes from the Amduat; pillars show the king before various deities)
I - antechamber
(scenes of the king before various deities)
J - southern chamber
K - northern chamber
L - 6-pillared burial chamber
(Book of Gates, the Amduat and the Book of the Divine Cow; images of the king before various deities)
M - chamber for canopic jars (?)
N - crypt
(scenes from the Amduat; astronomical ceiling)
O - north-west side chamber
P - 4-pillars chamber 




KV 17, located in the southeast branch of the wadi, is the longest and deepest of all the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. It is the first tomb to be decorated with a complete program of religious texts. It is also the first tomb to have a vaulted burial chamber.

The tomb of Sety I consists of a total of seven corridors and ten chambers, decorated with painted, raised relief (with the exception of Fa). Three sloping corridors (B, C, D), lead to a well chamber (E) and pillared chamber (F) with side chamber (Fa). A side descent and two sloping corridors (G, H) lead to a chamber (I) beyond which lies burial chamber J. This has five side chambers (Ja-Je), and a long passage (K) at the rear.

Noteworthy features: KV 17 is one of the most completely decorated tombs in the Valley of the Kings, with painted raised relief decoration of the highest quality. There is an unusually long descending passage (K) in the floor of the burial chamber J. Recesses were cut in the benches of Jb.

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