Photo: Pharaoh Seti I's Tomb Bigger Than Thought



This faience ushabti figure was recently found in the tomb of the pharaoh Seti I, who ruled Egypt from 1313 to 1292 B.C.

Tombs typically contained one of the statues, dedicated to serving the pharaoh's needs in the afterlife, for each day of the year.

Often appearing with crossed arms and an inscription explaining their purpose, the statues were also crafted from wood, alabaster, and limestone.

Photograph courtesy Supreme Council of Antiquities


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