Pharaoh Seti I: Father of Egyptian Greatness

MON 11TH MARCH NICKY NIELSEN    

Photo: RBP

Facsimile painting from the tomb of Seti I

We welcome Nicky back to MAES to talk about an Egyptian king often overshadowed by his more famous son!

While Ramesses II’s successes condemned Seti I to spending his Afterlife very much in the shadow, his short reign was nevertheless a crucial period in the development of the Ramesside Period. This talk will cover Seti’s origins, his family and the early foundations of the period he helped to shape. It will investigate his role as a warrior and his successes as a builder and restorer of temples throughout Egypt. The talk will also discuss his death, his impressive burial and the different ways in which he’s been perceived and received by everyone from Classical authors, to 19th century freemasons and Hollywood script-writers.

Dr Nicky Nielsen is a Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. He specialises in Ramesside history, archaeology and material culture. He is publishing a biography of Seti I aimed at the general public in September 2018 with Pen & Sword Press.

All welcome: 7:30pm Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M3 1BB.

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