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Ramses I Tomb Reopens after Restoration

Sat 02 Jan 2021 | 08:57 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri inspected on Saturday the tomb of King Ramses I in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor after the completion of the restoration work and its reopening.

Waziri explained that the walls and floors of the tomb were restored and cleaned of the remains of birds and bats, in addition to the restoration of the existing inscriptions and the removal of soot.

The tomb, which was discovered in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni, is 29 meters long, with a short corridor that ends with a burial stone containing a granite sarcophagus.

Among the most important scenes in the burial chamber is the left wall, which reads the Book of Gates and another scene that represents the king kneeling before the souls of Nakhon, Pe and Hierakonpolis.

The mummy of the king Ramses I is displayed in the Luxor Museum in the Hall of the Glory of Thebes.

During the era of Horemheb, Ramses I, know as Bari Mesu, was deputy of the army "vizier". Along with his wife Sitre, he founded the Nineteenth Dynasty in the period from 1292-1290 BC.