The mummified face of Pharaoh Sety I (Seti I) still shows that he was
not only extremely powerful but also very handsome during his lifetime.
Sety’s tomb was brought back to the world on October 16, 1817 by the
rebellious researcher Giovanni Battista Belzoni. It was an amazing find,
but when the door was opened, destruction and confusion soon followed.
It all began with the mystery of the missing mummy…
Sety I’s mummy was eventually discovered in the famous cache DB320.
The pharaoh’s body had been taken out of his tomb and located in a
hidden place to protect his remains. He was buried once again with
several other famous rulers of Kemet (an ancient name of Egypt). His
mummified body was neatly prepared and the mummy was covered with a
yellow shroud. However, tomb looters had messed with his bandages and
smashed his abdomen. Worse still, Sety’s head was separated from the
rest of his battered body. Fortunately, his face remained untouched.
Now, the remains of Sety I rest among other royal mummies in the Cairo