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Zodiac hieroglyphs from the tomb of Seti 1. Historical artwork of the hieroglyphs from the ceiling of the tomb belonging to Seti 1, a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (1290-1279 BC) and the second ruler of the 19th dynasty. Seti's well preserved tomb (KV17) was found in 1817 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni in the Valley of the Kings. It was the longest (at over than 120 meters) and deepest of all the New Kingdom royal tombs. Published in I monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia (The Monuments of Egypt and Nubia) between 1832 and 1844.
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